Tube It In Packing Puzzle
|MATERIAL:||Purpleheart, Ash, Leopardwood, Birds Eye Maple, Zebrawood, Tamerindo, Cherry, Yellowheart, Wenge, Sapele, Rosewood, Paduak, Walnut, Black Limba|
|EDITION:||89 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2" x 1.375" x 1.5"|
This is the second edition of Tube It In, originally released in 2016. This edition is dimensionally the same, with different woods and the addition of magnets to keep the puzzle assembled once solved.
Tube It In is a classic design by Wil Strijbos. To solve it you have to take the various small rectangular pieces and pack them all inside each other. Wil originally made it with small cut sections of metal pipe! What an original and fun idea, still unique to this day. The puzzle itself is moderately tricky and fun to solve.
Construction of this puzzle was painstaking. Each piece is strengthened with shouldered joinery on the edges and then beveled all the way around. On such small pieces, this was very tricky indeed. Furthermore, the original metal puzzle had different thickness pieces, which meant that the wooden version with uniform thickness pieces required a near-total redesign.
89 total copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.
Tube It In is a quick little puzzle but I find myself going back to it a lot since I bought it. The solve is really satisfying and all the pieces are unique but fit VERY tightly together. Being only 2 inches at the longest side, these 14 small pieces are proof that this was made by a master craftsmen.
I recently bought the Tube It In puzzle and was astonished at the level of craftsmanship especially on the tiny pieces, it's incredible even by Cubic Dissection standards. I can't recommend the Team over at CD enough, their work is world class and you'll never go wrong with anything they offer.
Thanks for all your hard work!
This is a neat, tiny puzzle that is very fun to play with. It's not super hard, but can be a bit challenging (especially if you get someone to disassemble it and treat it as a packing problem with no hints). The woodwork is excellent - even the tiny pieces are expertly constructed so as to be durable. The magnets are a nice touch. A++
I just received this lovely puzzle today and “Wow” is not quite good enough to describe just how wonderfully made this classic puzzle is!! I am continually amazed and blown away at both the beauty as well as the tight, close tolerances this puzzle possesses not to mention all the puzzles Eric makes!! A very big “Thank You!” To Eric for bringing this puzzle back one more time!!! I have always been a huge fan of the “Tube It In” puzzle and love how Eric chose to use 14 different species of woods to construct the 14 pieces this puzzle is made of! I’ve had a copy of the original galvanized metal version for several years now and am so happy to have this beautiful wood version to go along with it!! Again thank you Eric for bringing this beauty back so I could get a chance to now own one!!!