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Burr Puzzle Build

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Project by mtairymd posted 11-30-2017 10:25 PM 1330 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A burr puzzle, also known as an interlocking puzzle, consists of notched pieces of wood, plastic or metal that when put together creates a three-dimensional shape. This wood version is pretty simple and therefore relatively easy to make. It consists of 12 pieces of which 11 of are identical. The 12th piece is the similar except that it has a notch cut into the top surface which is the key to the solution.
Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Burr-Puzzle/
Solution Video: https://youtu.be/ZFlJCB1kEYU





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#1 posted 12-01-2017 12:54 AM

I like the red one best. Never saw one where there were that many duplicate pieces. Usually six different of six.
Did this start out as metric? Some odd dimensions.
Steve.

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#2 posted 12-01-2017 11:28 AM

Thanks. No, it didn’t start out as metric – just me being weird :). Actually, I started out with 11/16” wood from my scrap pile. The groove is 1/2 of that thickness. When working out the dimensions, I assumed a 0.01” gap between mating surfaces. I used digital calipers for the measurements so it didn’t really matter one way or the other. Attached are more “normal” dimensions for 3/4” wood.


I like the red one best. Never saw one where there were that many duplicate pieces. Usually six different of six.
Did this start out as metric? Some odd dimensions.
Steve.

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#3 posted 12-01-2017 09:07 PM

Actually, I started out with 11/16” wood from my scrap pile.

That makes sense.
Steve.

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 11:19 AM

Nice.

—Madts.

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#5 posted 12-05-2017 12:53 AM

Wooden puzzles are an important part of many cultures!
This one is a classic and well done!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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