Multiball (2021)

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DESIGNER: Eric Fuller
MATERIAL: Quartersawn Walnut and Zebrawood
RELEASE DATE: 3.1.2021
EDITION: 130 Copies Released
SIZE: 3"

MultiBall is a difficult Puzzle Box! Four stainless bearings trapped behind a window are blocking the way - how will you deal with them? Panels slide, pins drop, yet MultiBall remains stubbornly closed. Originally designed with a single solution, a second more laborious methodology was discovered after release. Learning each method is a challenge, so I left the design as-is. Can you find them both?

This batch of MultiBall was constructed with Quartersawn Walnut and Zebrawood, both very stable yet complementary choices. We added cross-grain internal panels to resist movement and notches, allowing the lid to open wider. To compensate for dry shop conditions, we cut the moving panels 0.015" undersize to allow movement in more humid conditions.

Approximately 130 copies are available. Each puzzle is signed and dated. MultiBall ships in an unsolved configuration.

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 an occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Jeroen M.
Clever but too sensitive to humidity

The puzzle box looks very nice, and the mechanism is clever. But after 2 days of playing with it, the panels won't move anymore. The October humidity of 70% in Northern Virginia is too much for the box. It is not even summer, and it is not the deep South here.
I guess I can only use the box in the winter, when the humidity drops, or when I move to another part of the world with a lower humidity.

Brandon C.

Such an awesome puzzle that it got stolen. I think I may get another. Thanks Eric for the awesome work you do. Keep it up.

Ryan H.
Great puzzle

I thought this was a very satisfying puzzle box. Well constructed and functioned perfectly.

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