|MATERIAL:||Butternut and Purpleheart|
|EDITION:||53 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||3.7" x 3" x 2"|
BonBon packing puzzle by Frederic Boucher is just a ton of fun. The set of five tetrominoes must be fully inserted in the rectangular box, and there is only one particular way to do it. The solution requires over a dozen correct moves and rotations, and must be found by careful analysis rather than random attempts.
Accommodating the unusual cutouts in the box was an exciting design challenge. The acrylic top is held in place with a tricky set of shoulders resulting in a tight fit while retaining a solid exterior presentation.
Our second release of Bonbon was constructed from the same Butternut we used previously. Butternut is usually a very soft wood, but we found an unusually dense billet with some nice figure and curl for this project. The pieces are made from Purpleheart, a dense hardwood. The fit and finish meet our accustomed accuracy, with parts sliding precisely and smoothly.
Here is an excellent blog review of BonBon by Zenpuzzler.
53 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. BonBon is shipped in an unsolved configuration.
Precision wood puzzles can be damaged by environmental changes 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.
Boucher is a brilliant designer and bonbon had me scratch my head for a while.
Combining it with Eric's craftsmanship and beautiful wood choice, makes this puzzle to be in my top 3 favorite puzzles for 2020
Tge puzzles are veautifully desigbed and intriguing