Puzzlemaking#1: Soma cube

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Project by Julian posted 04-21-2009 07:52 PM 2932 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas I got a great book on making wooden puzzles. This soma cube is the first of the puzzles I have built. It was built out of 27- 3/4×3/4 cubes of bloodwood that were glued up to make the geometric shapes shown. It was finished with BLO and a coat of beeswax. This was a lot of fun to make, and my daughter just loves playing with it. I will be making many more of the puzzles in the book soon.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#1 posted 04-22-2009 01:10 AM

Cool Puzzle!!

I have been working with some Pre-Engineering students and this is one of the projects they have to create using a software package. They then build it and have to figure out how it goes together.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 01:54 AM

Nice Puzzle.
I have never seen before about bloodwood. good feel.

-- Block

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 07:02 AM

Looks like Fun.

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