November 2023 Update Preview

New Puzzles Available!

Our new work will be released Friday, November 24th at 3PM EST (UTC-5) on the Newly Released page:

  • Split Block Box by Tye Stahly
  • Neptune by Junichi Yananose
  • Tres Jolie by Yavuz Demirhan

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


November Sticker

The November sticker was created by Patrick Daggitt and his AI assistants. Try and see how many woodworking tools you can recognize!




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....


Split Block Box

DESIGNER: Tye Stahly 
MATERIAL: Maple & Wenge box with Wenge pieces; or Sapele box with Quartersawn Anigre pieces
RELEASE DATE: 2023.11.24
EDITION: 43 Copies Made
SIZE: 3" x 3" x 2.625"
PRICE: $65

We are excited to work with Tye Stahly from Nothing Yet Designs for this new design, Split Block Box. An excellent eight piece packing puzzle made from a combination of sticks and half unit cubes. The solution is a tricky level that requires shuffling the pieces in the correct sequence, and navigating around the internal glued blocks and restricted opening.

This design is available in two different wood species versions. One with a Maple & Wenge box paired with Wenge pieces, and another in a Sapele box with Quartersawn Anigre pieces. Split Block Box is shipped assembled.

43 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  Split Block Box ships in a assembled configuration.


Tres Jolie

DESIGNER: Yavuz Demirhan
MATERIAL: Walnut & Birdseye Maple; or Walnut & Zebrawood
RELEASE DATE: 2023.11.24
EDITION: 50 Copies Made
SIZE: 3.5"
PRICE: $85

Tres Jolie by Yavuz Demirhan is a very interesting and unique three piece framed burr. The final shape is stable inside the frame to display wonderfully, and with a level 8.3.3 it presents a great balance of difficulty. The design dates back to 2013 and has not been produced yet.

Two versions are available for this release, both with a Walnut frame. One version in Birdseye Maple and another in Zebrawood. The frame features a combination of miter and shoulder joinery to provide strength enough to last a lifetime. Tres Jolie is shipped disassembled.

50 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  Tres Jolie ships in a disassembled configuration.



DESIGNER: Junichi Yananose
MATERIAL: Maple, Padauk & Wenge; or Jatoba
RELEASE DATE: 2023.11.24
EDITION: 52 Copies Made
SIZE: 3"
PRICE: $75

We are very happy to offer the recently released and promptly sold out Neptune burr design by Junichi Yananose (Juno). Find the original product description here.

Those familiar with Juno's designs know that this burr is hiding much more than its appearance and relatively simple level 6 solution would suggest. We will refrain from showing the internal pieces to keep this a surprise.

This puzzle is available in two different wood species options. One in three contrasting colors of Maple, Padauk, and Wenge, and another in a solid color with all Jatoba pieces (not pictured here).

52 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  Neptune ships in an assembled configuration.

November 2023 Update Preview