Oskar's Matchboxes (2015)

RELEASED: 4.15.2015
PRODUCED: 20 Copies
DESIGNER: Oskar van Deventer
CRAFTSMAN: Eric Fuller
MATERIAL: Various Exotic Hardwoods OR Spalted Oak and Walnut
COMMENTS: Every five years or so I make a small batch of this puzzle. I'm proud to be able to offer it at a very low price this time due to economies of scale with the Matchbox Play Six. Oskar's Matchboxes has always been one of my favorite designs. In terms of originality, interesting appearance and overall kickassness (yes I just made that word up) very few puzzles come close. Not only that, but it's fairly tricky to solve with only two solutions possible. Only 20 copies made in this batch...grab one now or wait another 5 years for me to notice it again!

This puzzle is constructed with premium maple and various exotic hardwoods. It's a very time consuming puzzle to make, at least the way I do it. The corners of all boxes and wrappers are reinforced with shoulder joints, and the bottom of each box is inset into a shouldered frame. The end result is a puzzle that looks small and fragile, but is in reality quite strong. Final hand fitting and checking each box into each wrapper ensures a very nice fit.

20 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled in a gift bag.

SIZE: ~3"

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