|DESIGNER:||Frederic Boucher & Eric Fuller|
|MATERIAL:||Walnut & Wenge box with Bubinga pieces; or
Sapele & Black Palm box with Ebony pieces
|EDITION:||72 Copies Released
|SIZE:||3.4" x 2.7" x 2.7"|
Jammed Gem is the latest Sequential Discovery collaboration between Frederic Boucher and Eric Fuller. The pair knew that any follow-up to ResQ would have to up the ante. Finalizing the design took months to complete. Similar to ResQ, Jammed Gem is packed with secrets and puzzling value.
The goal is to find the gem jammed inside somewhere. While ResQ and Jammed Gem share a few similarities, Jammed Gem takes a different approach to deny the solver. We can't say more without revealing spoilers, but we can say that the duo has pulled out all the stops, with many new tricks and obfuscations awaiting.
Jammed Gem was challenging to craft. The work pushed our limits and required the development of several new jigs and techniques. This puzzle epitomizes the type of work that very few in the world can execute, representing a flagship offering you won't want to miss.
We have created two variants; one with a sleek quartersawn walnut and deep wenge box and pieces from finely grained Bubinga, the other with a bright quartersawn Sapele and black palm box containing pieces from dark Macassar Ebony.
These are the remaining copies of the split run from August, with approximately 37 copies of the walnut, wenge and Bubinga variant, and around 35 copies of the Sapele, black palm, and Ebony version being made available this release.
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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.
As an avid puzzle enthusiast, I was excited to try out the highly-praised Jammed Gem by Eric Fuller. After solving it, I must say that the puzzle definitely lived up to its reputation.
The puzzle is a hybrid of different puzzle types, and it presented a unique challenge with multiple twists and turns that kept me engaged and sometimes stuck for hours. However, when I finally had that "aha" moment and solved it, the feeling of satisfaction was unmatched.
The puzzle's craftsmanship is exceptional and on another level altogether, with a solid and beautiful design that makes it a great piece to display in any puzzle collection. While some compare it to Eric Fuller's other puzzles, Jammed Gem is unique in its own right and stands out as a shining jewel in the collection.
Overall, I highly recommend Jammed Gem to any puzzle enthusiast who is looking for a challenging and high-quality puzzle to add to their collection. It's worth the investment and considered one of the best puzzles created so far. Don't miss out on this devious, genius, and satisfying puzzle experience.
A lot of things going on with this one. And it’s just sooo beautiful.
This puzzle was fantastic, full of fun moments and discoveries. The craftmanship is so perfect!