The puzzles here are my own designs unless noted. The puzzles will arrive unassembled, you will have to figure out how to assemble them. Painting these puzzles is not recommended because it will destroy the fit, for coloring I use fabric dyes.
All puzzles here were designed using open source software!
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This is a famous puzzle designed by Stewart Coffin 40 years ago. Wood copies must be made with great accuracy and have become sought-after collectors items selling for several hundred dollars. This leads to the current state of affairs where many people have never even seen this excellent puzzle. I had never seen one, so I exported the pieces from BurrTools and printed out a copy. Now anyone can order an inexpensive copy of this puzzle.
Six pieces, all different, assemble into a cube with side 32mm or about 1.25 inches.
For some reason Shapeways has been unable to dye this model, although as you see I was able to dye it myself with no problems. Thus the model is only available now in Polished White, Strong and Flexible.
Three pieces assemble into a symmetrical shape. This was my exchange puzzle for IPP31. Please contact me if you would like to purchase the wood exchange version. This version is plastic and the fit is perfect. This puzzle is also much easier to disassemble when you color each piece differently.
A burr puzzle using 4 identical pieces. Not too difficult, but made harder by the small size of the pieces! It comes apart easily but is trickier to put back together.
Many puzzles of this kind can be assembled by pairing pieces and then mating identical halves. The solution to this puzzle is more complicated than this. No rotation or twisting moves are required. The completed puzzle is 1.5 cm on a side.