Great puzzle, great construction!
The first few moves feel like black magic. Stuff moves in unusual ways blocking and unblocking other moves in surprising and interesting ways. The puzzle makes a satisfying "clack-clack" sound and feels great as you move blocks around.
Not an easy puzzle - both the disassembly and subsequent re-assembly are quite a challenge involving unusual and creative moves and a good logical progression. Fun puzzle to fiddle with even after you know the solution!
I got this but didnt know what to expect. The description made it seem cool and interesting. By reputation, I knew it would be quality. So I bought it. Wow. It's great. I haven't solved it yet. But the way this thing works demands more like it. It may be one of my top two favorite wood puzzles.
This is my new favorite out of my whole puzzle collection. While it resembles a Rubik's Cube, it is nothing like that. There is no turning or twisting of layers, they simply mesh together in a complex interlocking of cubes and slats. As expected, craftsmanship is superb. The weight and feel of this puzzle is incredibly satisfying. The first piece to be removed does not just fall out, it requires just enough encouragement (although this may change over time/usage, or changes in humidity). Subsequent movements are a challenge to find but very rewarding once discovered. Reassembly requires great patience and skill. The repeatability of this puzzle is high. I also love to show it off because it just looks so amazing.
Sometimes I find myself drawn to it just to pick it up and move some pieces to feel/hear the wonderfully satisfying 'clack' they make when sliding back home. I think these are the perfect combination of woods too. Well done!
Ichiro's cube puzzles are pretty much universally loved - what looks like it should take nothing more than a few minutes may take much longer than expected to solve. Not only is it a solid challenge, it is so fidget-friendly that it is the type of puzzle you may well want to pick up again and again just to mess around, as well as to re-solve.
This is an interlocking puzzle that stands apart from most due to its unique design. Eschewing the standard burr sticks, this puzzle uses a variety of prongs to connect otherwise identical pieces into a pleasing, "hollow" cube shape. It seems that puzzlers overlooked the beauty of granadillo as there are still a couple left at the time of this writing - jump on it while you can, for a solve that requires reason and thought once trial & error has failed to deliver.
I was shocked to see that there are still a few copies of this puzzle left! Experienced puzzlers will find this to be a fun solve, and it is a perfect challenge for anyone curious about packing puzzles. This is a puzzle that requires some thought and not just trial & error, which shows that something that may look simple can be deceptively tricky. (I've got more to say here: https://fivesinatras.com/2020/01/20/pin-block-case/)
This one was more difficult to disassemble than I expected and required a fair amount of dexterity (or maybe there's a better way I've not yet found). There was definitely a sigh of relief once the piece finally moved all the way. The pieces and pins fit and move very precisely, nothing comes apart until the puzzle is fully solved.
Soon as I got this puzzle it instantly gained pride of place in my collection. It hooks you in from the start and demands exploration. Inventive , logical in the right places and a good level of dificulty. Loved the subtle design choices, poking you in the wrong direction, playing on your assumptions . Highly recommended
This box is simply amazing! It took me quite a while to solve it and I published my extremely positive review on my website. Beautiful wood, great craftsmanship and a stunning challenge. Thanks Eric!
I'm a fan of Strijbos' original. This is as good. It also reminds me of Alan Boardman's tiny puzzles.
I just received this amazing box in the mail yesterday. Delivery was fast from Cubicdissection considering the situation with anything going through the mail these days, and I appreciated that the packaging had the box well protected.
I’ve only begun figuring out how to open this newest creation from Dee Dixon, and even though I have yet to see the inner workings, I’m really delighted with the craftsmanship and character of this box. This is now the showcase of my puzzle collection... when I’m not fiddling with it.
Thanks, Dee for all the thought and care that goes into your creations!
My second box by Dee at Deadwood Crafts, it wasn’t quite as difficult as his Where’s my Hammer puzzle box, however, there was still a wall that I hit and couldn’t get over or under or around for quite a while. It’s also nice that once opened you can see what’s going on inside and how a simple mechanism can leave you stumped for so long. Came well packaged so thanks to CubicDissection for stocking and taking good care of them!
I only got pin prick of the pin cubes. I wish I had picked up the set of 3 as pin price was really fun. Not difficult, but fun. Taking it apart as a very nice little aha, along with a haha! Fantastic puzzle from William Hu and beautifully crafted by Eric as always.
I have done the red stone version which is also really fun and quite a challenge. I wouldn’t say this version is any more difficult just slightly different solution. However due to Eric’s awesome skills with a saw, so many times you think you’re at the end, but you’re not, It seems like that last piece should fit but it won’t, by a gnats whisker it’s just too big. I still have yet to find the second solution. Part of me wished it came with a lid to store the last piece when it arrived. But it looks so nice stored stood on edge showing all the colours I’m glad Eric opted to not include one. Overall a great puzzle and as always superbly crafted.
This is a beautiful looking puzzle which could have been made by Da Vinci. It's well designed and crafted which makes it a treat for the eye. It certainly provided a real challenge on trying to solve it.
Definitely one of my all time favorites. No complicated pieces, just 4 simple shapes. And yet the solution is surprisingly difficult to find and has a fantastic aha-moment. The production quality makes this puzzle really satisfying to play with, everything fits perfectly and is made from beautiful wood.
I’m super happy with this purchase. The craftsmanship on these puzzle is amazing and this is no exception. 18 different types of wood, 47 separate problems equals one amazing puzzle that will take me months, if not years to complete. This will sit proudly with my Penultimate Burr set (which still has dozens of unsolved problems). Great puzzle, amazing execution.
Great as always on service and the puzzles are challenging and beautifully designed and executed
Another well crafted, precision made puzzle from CubicDissection. It's a clever and simple design that seems to intrigue most people I present it to. I was able to solve it quickly but I 'lucked' into the solution by fiddling with the parts as I unboxed it. Now I enjoy handing it to my visitors and watching them go into the 'zone' as they work to figure it out. Easy enough so it doesn't have people giving up in frustration, but challenging enough to keep them going for a good 10-15 minutes. Then they are so proud when they get all the pieces to fit in the box, I love it!
I can cut wood, I have the same magnets, why didn't I think of this?!? Great little puzzle with a fun factor when the magnets attract and repel. I love sharing this with others because it's not too difficult but is a bit tricky. It's great to see their faces when they figure it out! The craftsmanship is perfect and the design is ingenious, yet so simple. I keep it by the couch and find myself drawn to it just to fiddle while I watch TV. I love the shape of the solved puzzle too. CubicDissection can't post a solved pic because that would give away the solution, but I promise it is very cool!
I'm familiar with 6 piece burrs but this one has a slant (literally). It is very precisely crafted so the parts have excellent fit. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and being an amateur woodworker, I fully appreciated the fit and finish. It comes apart easy enough, but be warned, even if you track the pieces as they come out, it is very challenging to get back together. However, when you finally get it, the satisfaction is very rewarding! I struggled with it for awhile but then started 'getting' the idea and figured out some little tricks to make it easier.
Once I got it together I just had to play with it and do it again! The Canary wood is beautiful too.
Beautiful woods and an intriguing and interesting multi-step solve with really ingenious mechanisms throughout. Great puzzle, earned a spot among my all-time favorites.