Slideways (2021)

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DESIGNER: Raymond Stanton / Akio Yamamoto
MATERIAL: Canarywood OR Mixed Wood
RELEASE DATE: 4.5.2021
SIZE: 3" (7.62 cm)

Slideways by Ray Stanton and Akio Yamamoto is one of our favorite Interlocking Burrs. Three simple, identical pieces combine to form the symmetrical shape. The solution is trickier than it seems, and some struggle even after even seeing it performed in front of them. There is a tricky concept in play that must be understood; once discovered, the pieces' smooth movement is addicting. Slideways is not the most challenging puzzle, but it just may become your favorite.

Slideways' batch was a split production run; half are constructed from three varied exotic woods: Paduak, Purpleheart, Yellowheart. The other half was made from the same slabs of Canarywood as our July 2020 Double Slideways release. We are charging a bit more for the Canarywood as it was the last plank we had and it is unlikely we will ever find such a beautiful example of the species again.

Approximately 70 copies of Mixed Wood and 70 copies of Canarywood are available. Each puzzle is signed and dated. Slideways ships unassembled.

Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances 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 an occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Michael M.F.

simple yet sophisticated!


A true example of a great puzzle. After many thoughts of WTF, I was able to solve it and wow what a great feeling watching it all come together! I still enjoy taking it apart and putting it back together, still takes a bit even after many times and the craftmanship is amazing! How in the world did you cut those pieces? Love it!

Dustin R.
My favorite classic puzzle!

I love Slideways and its variants (Double, Cube, Ball...). Some day maybe I can find them all. The canarywood out of this batch is truly wonderful. Thank you!

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