In Brackets (2009)$59.00
|MATERIAL:||Peruvian Walnut / Zebrawood|
|COMMENTS:||Sam designed this excellent interlocking puzzle for the IPP design competition. Functionally it's a fairly easy 3x3 cube. The twist is the three brackets which wrap around the cube. Disassembly can be tricky, and assembly more so since there is only one solution and one order in which to insert the brackets. A very fun and unique puzzle which displays beautifully.
Crafted from fine peruvian walnut and zebrawood, this puzzle has a very nice fit and feel. The cube is precise but not tight, and the brackets have a good feel with a generous .012 offset from the cube. Brackets are constructed with finger joints at the edges to insure strength and long life.
Each piece signed and dated. Single edition of 40 copies made; never before commercially available.
|PRICE:||$59 (SOLD OUT)|
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Really nice design and perfect balance of difficulty .
As always, the design and execution of build on this piece is flawless. I especially like the look of the joinery on the yellowheart (brackets). The engineering is satisfying and the pieces fit well. However, I only gave it 4 stars because I am not 100% happy with how loose the overall puzzle is once solved. I believe it's just the nature of the design, but I can't find a good way to display this on the shelf without something sliding out of place. I wouldn't want the fit to be tighter, then it would be very difficult to work. Maybe the strategic placement of some tiny magnets would help keep things in place? That would be my suggestion. Otherwise, this is a nice addition to the collection and a unique piece indeed.
The woods and joints used on In Brackets suit my tastes very nicely. Love the contrast and the angles. I'll have trouble doing colors justice in a photo but will try... surprised these can still be had, but nice to see some stock available for newcomers to the site! I'd say difficulty is medium, but getting my head around the possible movements was not intuitive.