Tube It In (2023)
Quartersawn European beech and walnut box, with mixed wood pieces
|EDITION:||170 Copies Made
|SIZE:||2" x 1.375" x 1.5"|
Tube It In is a classic assembly puzzle by Wil Strijbos, which we last produced in March of 2021. The solution involves packing small rectangular pieces inside each other - an original and fun idea that remains unique. Wil's original design was in metal and used different wall thicknesses. We applied our woodworking knowledge and skill to redesign it with uniform thickness proprietary to Cubicdissection. Tube It In is moderately tricky, with many collectors reporting multiple solves just for the fun of it.
Tube It In's construction is laborious. Each piece is strengthened with shouldered edge joinery, then beveled on all faces - a tricky task with such small components. This release offers an outer box made of quartersawn European beech and walnut. The internal pieces are made from a variety of woods, including:
While we cannot offer specific combinations, we can promise that there will be no repeated wood types within each puzzle and that they will all look stunning no matter which arrangement you receive.
Approximately 170 copies are available. Each puzzle is signed and dated. Tube It In ships assembled.
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.
If you’re looking for a puzzle that is not only challenging but beautiful at the same time, this is it! With so many different types of wood and the precision that allows each piece to fit together, it becomes more that a puzzle. It’s a piece of art!
With the number of pieces, I thought this would be an overly difficult packing puzzle. But I was mistaken, it's a reasonable and fun challenge, and very satisfying to solve. It comes together in such a compact and beautiful way, with a gorgeous selection of diverse woods. The redesign of this puzzle (from the original of metal) was brilliantly done.
This was my first wooden puzzle. As I'm a big Wil Strijbos fan and have quite a collection of his metal puzzles, this was the obvious choice for me to try out a different material. I'm glad I did. The craftsmanship is excellent and the different woods are just beautiful to look at. Not a difficult puzzle, but a very satisfying solve.