|MATERIAL:||Lacewood, Macassar Ebony Box and Jatoba Pieces|
Consisting of twenty five 1x3x4 pieces packed into a 5x5x12 box, this packing puzzle was designed by Mr. David Singmaster around 1970. It is the result of a search for the smallest non-trivial box packing problem using uniform pieces. 22 solutions are possible.
The construction of this puzzle is top notch. Attention to detail shows in every step. The mitered corners are reinforced with solid Ebony slipfeathers which not only strengthen the joint but also add a decorative touch. Each puzzle piece is individually sanded and finished.
Each piece is signed. 19 copies made for sale.
|SIZE:||1.75" X 4.5"|
|PRICE:||$69 (SOLD OUT)|
This is a really great mathematical puzzle that Eric sold on his website when it was in its early years. Pack twenty five 1x3x4 unit pieces (I'm thinking Scrabble tiles or something close) into a 5x5x12 box. I love these kind of puzzles where you are able to read a simple description like this, because you can start to solve it before it's even made. Reminds me of the Gouge packing puzzle, one that I would love to see Eric do...
I'm fortunate to have been able to get one since the craftsman John Devost only made 19 copies, of which 12 copies were made available for sale on Eric's cubicdissection website, where other artists' creations have also been made available, like Tom Lensch (Schneider packing puzzle) and Robert Yarger's early Stickman puzzle boxes.
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