DESIGNER: Frederic Boucher
MATERIAL: Cherry Frame, Mixed Exotic Wood Pieces
RELEASE DATE: 1.25.2021
EDITION: 80 Copies Released
SIZE: 3.4" x 3.4" 1.7"

Tenchi is a brilliant anti-gravity packing puzzle named after a Japanese word that translates to both "Sky" and "Land," the goal is to pack the pieces into the frame so that the puzzle can be lifted and rotated without any part falling out.

There are over four thousand possible assemblies, but only one unique assembly locks the pieces. While challenging, Tenchi is not impossible; analysis and experimentation provide enough insight that you may find the solution using critical thought.

We used nine different exotic woods for the individually beveled pieces (Ash, Wenge, Canary, Rosewood, Birdseye Maple, Purpleheart, Paduak, Goncalo Alves and Marblewood). The frame is solid Cherry reinforced by half-lap joints concealed by the angled corners. Fit is precise, with just a bit of room to account for dry shop conditions.

80 copies are available. Each puzzle is signed and dated. Tenchi ships assembled in an unsolved configuration.

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.

This item is sold out and no longer available. Our Marketplace is the best source for discontinued work. We occasionally revisit discontinued designs at our sole discretion and do not accept requests or one-off commissions.

To ensure the proper continued operation and fit of your puzzles, please check out our product care guide. We recommend an occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

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