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Project by George_SA posted 04-25-2020 02:36 PM 763 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little lockdown project.

My SketchUp plans for it is available over here.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)





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corelz125

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#1 posted 04-25-2020 02:47 PM

Nice looking puzzle

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#2 posted 04-25-2020 04:11 PM

Een leuke puzzel.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#3 posted 04-25-2020 04:32 PM

These are so fun! I remember loving them when I was young!

-- Pro Cleaning USA, http://professionalcleaningusa.affiliatblogger.com/

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#4 posted 04-25-2020 09:24 PM

I have made these with out the cage. Great addition.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 04-25-2020 10:05 PM

These sort of puzzles frustrate the day lights out of me, and even more so the clever people who can make them look so good and easy to solve. Top marks sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 04-26-2020 10:17 AM

Fantastic. Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#7 posted 04-27-2020 02:15 PM

Don’t know how I missed this GeoSA... I’m a sucker for puzzles…

Be interesting to see if I can reproduce this out of MDF on my laser… Puzzles out of MDF, cut on a laser, has been my compulsion recently…

PS. How is SU 2020… worth upgrading? 2019 didn’t seem to be… Only realised when my 2018 wouldn’t read your latest version.

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

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George_SA

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#8 posted 04-28-2020 08:36 AM

Thanks

PS. How is SU 2020… worth upgrading? 2019 didn t seem to be… Only realised when my 2018 wouldn t read your latest version.

- LittleBlackDuck

That’s strange. I’m still using the SU 2017 Make version (the last free version that can be downloaded). Don’t know if 3D warehouse is doing their thing to force upgrades. I, can email the plan to you. Just pop your email adress in a PM to me

It is actually a simple plan. Here are some screen shots that might help as well
Here is a link to the “instructibles:Build instructions website:Build instructions
https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Centrifugal-Puzzle/” explaining how to make, although I didn,t realley make use of their methods and I shaped mine a bit different on the dimensions.

The tricky part is being accurate when drilling the holes to make sure they line up. Don’t know if your CNC can do the holes as well. If so that would help in perfect alignment.

The way to take the puzzle apart is to to spin it. The centrifugal force then disengages the pins as they are flung to the outside in the cross legs.


Hope this helps

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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George_SA

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#9 posted 04-28-2020 08:40 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.


These sort of puzzles frustrate the day lights out of me, and even more so the clever people who can make them look so good and easy to solve. Top marks sir.

- crowie


The way to take this puzzle apart is to spin it. The centrifugal force cause the pins to disengage when they are flung into the legs of the cross.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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George_SA

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#10 posted 04-28-2020 08:40 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.


These sort of puzzles frustrate the day lights out of me, and even more so the clever people who can make them look so good and easy to solve. Top marks sir.

- crowie


The way to take this puzzle apart is to spin it. The centrifugal force cause the pins to disengage when they are flung into the legs of the cross.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 04-28-2020 11:20 AM

Managed to download the 2018 version… actually, I thing the warehouse makes all versions available.

I don’t have a CNC… I fake it with a laser… Unfortunately I cut most of my puzzles out of MDF and MDF doesn’t have what we could refer to as a reasonable endgrain.

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

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