|DESIGNER:||Raymond Stanton / Akio Yamamoto|
|MATERIAL:||Canarywood OR Mixed Wood|
|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.
I have mixed feelings about this version (Canarywood) of Slideways. My issue was rather rough (perhaps because of the humidity difference) and didn't have that "Fall Together" action you expected from the metal version. A few coats of "Renaissance Wax" resolved that (inside and out.) Also, there must have been a re-issue of the series since I ended up with the same number (3/21) as Kevin H. Overall a four star experience this time. There will be others.
I love the puzzles from this shop. This ‘sideways’ puzzle is no exception. Great puzzle! I look forward to my next choice from Cubicdissection.
This puzzle is one of the best of all times. Simple and elegant design - it slides apart easily and slides together smoothly - that is after you find the correct solution, which is challenging.
Craftmanship is outstanding - Thank you Eric!