Sticky Barrel

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DESIGNER: Phil Wigfield
MATERIAL: Brass and steel
RELEASE DATE: 5.23.2022
SIZE: 1.2" x 2.85"

Sticky Barrel is our first foray into the manufacture of machined all-metal puzzles. Precision crafted from brass and steel, Sticky Barrel feels solid and exact. The accuracy, quality, and finish are in keeping with the finest tradition in high-end mechanical metal puzzles. We're thrilled with the results! Particular thanks to Phil Wigfield for allowing us to license his excellent design.

Sticky Barrel is a take-apart puzzle. The goal is simple: remove the stick that is stuck in the barrel. Easy enough, right? You'll find the solution to be anything but, and reassembly can be even more vexing. The solving experience is pleasant, and the smooth movement will have you fidgeting with it even when you aren't actively trying to unlock its secrets.

Handling Metal Puzzles
All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and may leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of our Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape!

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Kyle C.
A barrel of fidgety fun

Having solved both this and the one produced from Phil, it was clear that the idea was to make this as close to identical as the original design as possible - with great success.

A great puzzle which you can hand to a novice or expert puzzle solver with similar results.

Charles G.
Sticky fidget fun

Great fidget toy and puzzle. Always wanted one and the originals were hard to find and expensive. Thanks to Cubicdissection for reproducing a reasonably priced and available puzzle. It was eluded that the tolerances were tight, and I can confirm, they are. But thanks to its fidget qualities, you can just play, spin, twist and roll until the "wait a minuet" moment. Then finish solving, reassemble and resume fidgeting. Stays on my desk for quick access. Thanks.

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