December 2021 Update Preview
New Puzzles Available!
Our new work will be released Monday, December 6th at 3 pm EST (UTC -5) on the Newly Released page:
- Letter Box by Pit Khiam Goh
- Dovetail Burr by Frans de Vreugd
- Small Box Two (Aha Box) by Allan Boardman
Please scroll down for detailed information and photos of the new designs.
2021 was a tough year for Cubicdissection. Our production has been low as we struggled with challenges related to staffing and the move to our new facility. Moving into the new year we will be re-evaluating our methodology and working to improve efficiency. Therefore our output may remain low for the next several months. This is a difficult decision, but we believe the correct one to set the stage for future success.
During this time we will be expanding our offering of laser cut designs, some by external designers and some by Eric Fuller. These will be extremely high quality works, with our trademark attention to detail. We will also be expanding our resale options. We're excited about these initiatives, and look forward to sharing more details soon.
While we do not yet have a timeline for our next release, we are currently in late prototype and design stage for the following items:
- Pennytentiary by Eric Fuller (Sequential Discovery Coin Release Puzzle)
- Glass Puzzle Box by Benno de Grote
- Lock Box by Eric Fuller (slightly revised production; same functionality)
December Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Michael Desilets for winning our December 2021 Giveaway! Mike scored a free copy of Slideways by Ray Stanton.
Every month we choose a random member of our newsletter to receive a free puzzle. If you'd like to join, drop your email address in the box on the lower right of any page on the site.
Tommy Wical designed this month's sticker. We love the beautiful geometry and coloring!
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.
Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation. We recommend occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.
Now, on to the Puzzles....
Dovetail Burr Interlocking Puzzle
|DESIGNER:||Frans de Vreugd|
|EDITION:||45 Copies Released|
Dovetail Burr is our follow-up to the Japanese Wood Joint puzzle we released last month. Both are part of the series that Frans designed nearly 20 years ago. Inspired by traditional Japanese woodworking joinery techniques, Dovetail Burr was Frans's IPP 20 Exchange puzzle.
Letter Box Packing Puzzle
|DESIGNER:||Pit Khiam Goh|
|MATERIAL:||Walnut Box with Canxan, Jatoba, Ash, Zebra, Bloodwood, Purple Heart, Katalox, Chakte Viga, Wenge pieces|
|SIZE:||3.625" (9.20 cm)|
Letter Box is a very tricky packing puzzle. The 1x2 unit opening restricts the nine identical pieces which fill the 3x3x3 box. With multiple rotations and more than 50 steps, discovering the solution will keep you occupied for some time. This is an excellent design well-suited for the solver seeking a true challenge.
Aha Puzzle Box
|MATERIAL:||Jatoba / Marblewood or Canxan / Wenge|
|SIZE:||2.75" x 1.7" x 1.2"|
We can't seem to keep this in stock, so we made one final batch for 2021!