June 2023 Update Preview

New Puzzles Available!

Our new work will be released Tuesday, June 20th at 3PM EST (UTC-4) on the Newly Released page:

  • De Kas by Alfons Eyckmans
  • Parasitic Burr by Tyler Hudson
  • One Match Left by Jorgos Anastasou

Please scroll down for detailed information and photos of the new designs. 


June Site Review Winner

Congratulations to Danny Moran for winning a $100 gift card by submitting a product review! If you want to be entered for the next drawing, submit a review on the website of any recently purchased product before the next update.


June Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Nik London for winning our monthly Give-Away! Nik has won a copy of 5L Bin by Pit Khiam Goh.

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Next Release

We will be following this release with a second update to come in approximately two weeks, which will include Escalating Box and one other design. Please keep an eye on our Production and Release Schedule page as we will update it once we have more information to share.

      June Sticker

      Summer nights will once more be upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, and our friends at Phuckitphoto are letting their imaginations run wild while stargazing in this month's sticker design.




      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....


      De Kas

      DESIGNER: Alfons Eyckmans
      MATERIAL: Canarywood & Padauk or Canarywood & Wenge
      RELEASE DATE: 2023.06.20
      EDITION: 65 Copies Made
      SIZE: 2.255" x 2.255" x 3"
      PRICE: $125

      De Kas is a very challenging ten piece burr puzzle by Alfons Eyckmans. Four eight unit burr pieces interlock with two larger board pieces and four congruent smaller board burr pieces zig-zagging inbetween to make a very unique final shape. The design is in a similar style of Alfons' puzzles we have made in the past, specifically Spiral and Steps. With a level disassembly alone is a tough task with a few dead ends towards the start.

      The puzzle was made from a very nicely sourced board of Canarywood with great amount of figure and color tone. Paired with either dark Wenge or bright Padauak board pieces to give an excellent contrast. Fit and function are very good for a puzzle this complex, pieces must be properly aligned and no excessive force is needed.  

      65 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated. De Kas ships in the assembled configuration.



      Parasitic Burr

      DESIGNER: Tyler Hudson
      MATERIAL: Jatoba & Ash or Maple, Purpleheart, Jatoba & Black Limba
      RELEASE DATE: 2023.06.20
      EDITION: 63 Copies Made
      SIZE: 2.625"
      PRICE: $60

      We are excited to work with another new designer Tyler Hudson for this release. Parasitic Burr is an eight-piece burr in the disguise of a traditional six-piece burr shape, done in an ingeniously simple way. Six standard burr pieces interlock around two identical tetracube pieces which are hidden inside the belly of the final assembly. The unique solution is an approachable level 3, and figuring out the correct placement of the smaller inside pieces makes it a very fun assembly puzzle. Look out for more of Tyler's burr designs in upcoming months.

      Construction was made in two different wood species varieties. One made from a dense and figured board of Jatoba with Ash internal pieces, and the other with Maple, Purpleheart and Jatoba burr pieces with Black Limba internal pieces.

      63 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  Parasitic Burr ships in a disassembled configuration.



      One Match Left

      DESIGNER: Jorgos Anastasou
      MATERIAL: African Mahogany Box, Wenge & Morado Pieces; Quartersawn Sycamore box, Purpleheart & Yellowheart pieces; Quartersawn Sycamore Box, Bloodwood & Yellowheart Pieces
      RELEASE DATE: 2023.06.20
      EDITION: 66 Copies Made
      SIZE: 3.06" x 2.49" x 1.63" 
      PRICE: $99

      One Match Left is a new three piece framed burr by Jorgos Anastasou. It is our first time working with Jorgos and we plan to bring more of his great interlocking designs to our future releases. The puzzle is a moderately difficult level 6.7.2 disassembly challenge, and with a unique solution reassembly is fun to determine the position of the small match piece trapped inside the seven unit burr pieces and frame.

      The frame construction features shoulder joinery with smooth rounded edges which added more hand work but the results bring a great amount of playability, and bring out the endgrain of the Quartersawn Sycamore and African Mahogany. 

      66 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  One Match Left ships in an assembled configuration.


      June 2023 Update Preview