New Puzzles Available!
- Escalating Box by Eric Fuller
- Barzoi by Alfons Eyckmans
- 6+6=CUBE Improved by Ishino Keiichiro
We will also have very limited quantities of Fermat Meets Fuller by Dr. Volker Latussek. Please scroll down for detailed information and photos of the new designs.
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Topless Box Sale
Topless Box will be permanently discounted by 10%, make sure to pick up a copy of this great puzzle box!
Incorporating the idea of escalation into our burr logo gave us this month's sticker design from our very own Mr. Jeff. Parametrically modeled in Autodesk Fusion 360, you can view the whole piece in 3D online, as well as download the STL file for your own personal use.
Important Note - Care, Storage and Display
Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances and must be kept within the range of 40-60% relative humidity at all times. Failure to do so may cause inoperability or permanent damage.
Now, on to the Puzzles....
|MATERIAL:||Walnut, Quartersawn Makore|
|EDITION:||Approximately 50 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2.375" x 3.375" x 4.5"|
The idea for the Escalating Box came from a couple of different mechanisms I'd been fooling around with. I was going to release them as two fairly simple separate boxes but realized that I could put them both into one trickier box. I made a poll on our Facebook Group and everyone overwhelmingly voted for a single, more difficult box. Done and done!
I got to the drawing board and realized not only could I put both mechanisms together, but that they would interact making the sum more difficult than the parts. Finally, just for fun, I added a third tricky lock before the final release move. Be careful what you ask for, facebook friends!
This is a fun solve, about medium in difficulty, and one that rewards progressive solving and manipulative experimentation. Construction is beautifully realized with a Walnut box and Quartersawn Makore lid.
Approximately 50 total copies made for sale, each signed and dated. Escalating Box is shipped unsolved (assembled).
|MATERIAL:||Macacauba & Ash|
|EDITION:||43 Copies Made|
Another great one from Belgian burr builder Alfons Eyckmans, Barzoi is a very unique design. A twelve piece burr with interaction between the inner and outer components almost as if it behaves like a nested burr. Six outer pieces overlap six inner pieces with an offset on each axis to make this puzzle stand out when assembled.
43 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated. Barzoi ships in the assembled configuration.
|DESIGNER:||Ishino Keiichiro; Original design by Koji Kitajima|
|MATERIAL:||Sapele or Figured Maple|
|EDITION:||41 Copies Made|
6+6=CUBE Improved is a design dating back to 2007, Ishino's improvement of an original design 6+6=CUBE by Koji Kitajima. Twelve total pieces interlock to form either two solid notchable six-piece burrs or one twelve-piece cube.
We had seen a copy of the original design by Koji Kitajima and produced by the Hikimi company from Japan on the Marketplace, and we thought it would be a great design to make available. The improved version features a cube with 2 assemblies containing no visible notches on the exterior faces.
41 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated. 6+6=CUBE Improved ships in the disassembled configuration.
Fermat Meets Fuller
|DESIGNER:||Dr. Volker Latussek|
|EDITION:||11 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||3" x 3" x 2.5"|
We had purchased a few of these puzzles from Pelikan at the time of their release, and had been holding them for quite a while to figure out a good way to distribute them, because we only had a very small numbers. We've decided to post them for sale as part of this release.
11 copies available for sale. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.