|DESIGNER:||Oskar van Deventer|
|MATERIAL:||Padauk, Black Limba, Leopardwood, Zebrawood|
Oskar's Matchboxes has always been one of my favorite designs. In terms of originality, appearance and overall appeal, very few puzzles come close. The five dissimilar pieces consist of an outer box and inner tray cleverly glued together. The goal is to assemble the pieces so that every tray is contained inside a box. With only two solutions, this is quite tricky!
Oskar’s Matchboxes is a very time-consuming puzzle to make, with all pieces constructed using the same shoulder joinery that we used to make the Tube It In puzzle. The end result is a puzzle that looks small and fragile but is really quite strong.⠀
This puzzle is shipped disassembled.105 copies made for sale. 33 copies in Zebrawood, 21 copies in Black Limba, 22 copies in Leopardwood, and 22 copies in Padauk were made for this release. This puzzle is shipped unsolved.
Very nice puzzle. Outstanding craftsmanship. Kept me and my family frustrated for hours. I dare not take it apart..
This is one of my favorite puzzles. The unique design and aesthetic appeal is second to none. Solving this puzzle was very enjoyable!
Delightful puzzle that also looks super sitting on show when completed.
The woods used and the workmanship is superb as you would expect from Eric.
Not too difficult if you can remember how it should look completed.
This one will always stay in my puzzle collection, a keeper.