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Project by mtairymd posted 03-18-2019 11:01 PM 382 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fun and simple project to make. It consists of 12 pieces that are all the same size. The pieces are glued together to make 3 assemblies. Getting it apart or putting it together is the challenge. As always, there is a trick.

Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hexagon-Puzzle/
Solution: https://youtu.be/QUmHdIprCl0





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#1 posted 03-19-2019 10:27 AM

For some sort of masochistic reason mt’y’, you’ve won me over… must give it a try

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#2 posted 03-19-2019 10:43 AM

Checked out some of your other puzzles… hooked… thx mt’y’... I think?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 03-19-2019 08:38 PM

Thanks…yep, I’m on a puzzle kick lately :)


Checked out some of your other puzzles… hooked… thx mt y ... I think?

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#4 posted 03-20-2019 09:08 PM

Oh no now you have me looking as well!

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#5 posted 03-21-2019 01:23 PM

Thx for the plans my’y’... I take the easy way out and laser cut out of 6mm MDF (then laminate)... at the end of the day the allurement is the puzzle itself and not what it’s made from… actually the burn marks give it a rustic look.

Made 2 and they are already earmarked… may have to take up a production line…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 03-21-2019 09:29 PM

Those look awesome. Did you use the pins for alignment? How did it fit together?


Thx for the plans my y … I take the easy way out and laser cut out of 6mm MDF (then laminate)... at the end of the day the allurement is the puzzle itself and not what it s made from… actually the burn marks give it a rustic look.

Made 2 and they are already earmarked… may have to take up a production line…

- LittleBlackDuck


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#7 posted 03-22-2019 02:56 AM

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..... Did you use the pins for alignment? How did it fit together?..... – mtairymd

Yeh, I use the dowels to align but more so to minimise slippage during glue up due to lamination.

The job comes off the laser with a kerf of about .2mm which makes the fit snug… very snug. I then run a scraper over the edges to remove any squeeze out. and any irregularities if there are any. I do like to sand the outside down to remove the laser burn marks. I also clean it up a bit to permit buffing on a relatively smooth surface.

When I think about it, there’s more effort in laminating and scraping than if I made it out of solids… but having the laser, I might as well use it.

FAIW, I made one of your 12 piece Burr puzzles using the same method… was very happy with that as well,
!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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