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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 07-23-2021 02:06 AM 670 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boy and Girls,

This is not a duplicate but rather me running out of new derivative names… and this is much, much, slightly bigger.
I initially called it simple, however, I have renamed it as Small as it’s not simple to solve but heavily made by a simple-ton

While cruising for a bruis… bullshit… a new puzzle, I came across this puzzle box.

With so much diversity and innovations here at LJ, it’s difficult to come up with another “weird” box design, but obviously there’s not too many puzzle boxes presented… so this was the case of a…

I’m resigned to the fact that I can’t make boxes as pretty, pretty like most LJers, however, I reckon I can befuddle the majority of recipients in trying to peek inside mine… so internal design is of little importance.

Holmesing on my deer stalker hat, grabbing my calabash and sighting up the magnifying glass, I forensically tracked down this puzzle to this purchasable plan from Woodsmith.
I couldn’t find any measurements or schematics elsewhere, so I parted with a few shekels and purchased the plans. While I don’t mind reaching into my pockets (they’re not lobster pots, where money goes in but doesn’t come out), I was a tad disappointed with the plans themselves… they seemed like they were drawn up about 30-40 years ago and the only update was by a school kid with some colouring pencils…
In reality, it’s not “that” bad, however, it’s a typical woodie magazine diagram and I was somewhat disappointed.

Nevertheless, I persevered and imported it into SketchUp.

As the plans are “All Rights Reserved”, I considered that presenting only the remaining Lefts, left (pun intended) a lot to be desired…
Full disclosure could have the copyright police knocking on my door so consequently I exported the SketchUp into this animated video and a “flat” PDF file so measurements and full design could not be plagiarised, however, could still give people some “inspiration”. The flat file can be accessed through pointer in the above animation… you want it, you go and get it.

While the plans advocate making out of solid timber using a 3mm router bit for dados and trenches, I opted for lamination out of 3mm MDF… 3×3mm cut on the laser and laminated to form the appropriate profiles.

Pressing on, out of respect for complaining LJ’ers about the length of my articles, I will keep the following narrative short and the pictures smaller so those people don’t have too much to digest.

For those interested in the solution…,
!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/qwodd95.jpg!

Ta-DA!

If other want the saga in better detail, feel free to check out this video which I have stretched out just in retaliation.

Keep safe, jocks... and your jocks, safe!

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





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-23-2021 02:44 AM

oh nooooo,more puzzles duckie!!!!! have some mercy man!!!!! one question though,the hands holding the box,were they yours.quite feminine!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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robscastle

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#2 posted 07-23-2021 03:36 AM

did you miss noticing the monkeys and snakes were not present?

-- Regards Rob

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Ivan

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#3 posted 07-23-2021 04:30 AM

Good one…. Black colour fits it nice!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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robscastle

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 05:40 AM

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 07-23-2021 06:31 AM



one question though,the hands holding the box,were they yours.quite feminine!
- pottz

did you miss noticing the monkeys and snakes were not present?
- robscastle


Forget the pedicure, however, my thighs are thinner… due to running away from SWMBO.

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

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987Ron

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#6 posted 07-23-2021 12:02 PM

Great laser project and as expected well executed. Nice work and good design.

-- Ron

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 07-23-2021 01:27 PM

You will have to number the pieces for me to solve the puzzle. Evan then it may not end up looking like a box. nice work Duck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 07-23-2021 02:30 PM


Great laser project and as expected well executed. Nice work and good design.

- 987Ron


Thanks 987... unfortunately it’s not my design… just my plagiarism into SketchUp… but the laser does it justice.

You will have to number the pieces for me to solve the puzzle. Evan then it may not end up looking like a box. nice work Duck.

- doubleDD


The gallery pictures are deceptive DD²... the pieces in the gallery are before the final glue up… once the box is assembled, it’s only the lid that optionally comes off, all the other pieces stay attached… so one number fits all… easy-peasy.

I apologise for the small pictures but I was forced into it by pain of a 1,000 rubs of 30G sandpaper… there’s a limit to how much pain a simple duck can bear.

rc, it should be a black box,

you forgot the magic word… Abracadabra…

not a rabbit out of the hat… however, note that the fingers never left the hand!

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

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 07-23-2021 03:33 PM

Took a chance and watched (some of) the video, wow, animation and commentary, totally new appreciation for your talents! The single saw pull dowel beheading was a thing of beauty.

Question: Ducks flock, yet you refused to flock it? I’m sensing some deeper “lone duck” attitudes here.

Nice box BTW, the laminations really give you some neat capabilities!

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#10 posted 07-23-2021 04:39 PM

Nice box Duck. Reading your threads I am always entertained. Both the telling of your story, and also the remarks to it from others. :-)

I always look forward to the next journey.

-- Think safe, be safe

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robscastle

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#11 posted 07-23-2021 10:20 PM

Now I think that is very clever work !

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 07-23-2021 10:44 PM


Took a chance and watched (some of) the video…

In comparison, that will make your next dentist visit without anesthetic more tolerable. One thing about my videos… makes one appreciate how bad actors… are actually bloody good!

.... totally new appreciation for your talents!

Already working on a song and dance routine for the next video… the nightie to be traded in for a tutu… tried stripping but the missus had to padlock the gates… never figured out whether that was from the fans or the police.


.... dowel beheading was a thing of beauty.
- splintergroup

That dowel beheader was one of my many vino motivated ”ad-hoc internet pop-up ad purchased” that actually worked well on cut down bolts… found it great for dowels… I just have to keep remembering to round one end before cutting with the Japsaw… I keep forgetting it’s for bolt rounding and not small dowels as it just doesn’t pedicure but rips out nails.

.... Question: Ducks flock, yet you refused to flock it? I m sensing some deeper “lone duck” attitudes here.

Nothing deep splinter... just wated a sex change so I went pig headed! Was plagued many time between drinks… Finally decided to flock it... hell, I’m not gonna flock it, so flock it!

... the laminations really give you some neat capabilities!
- splintergroup

Not having room for a CNC, I had to find a way to get depth of cut from my laser… Found the lamination technique can give me depth… but moreso it gives me a chance to play around… limited to SketchUp by medication.

... Both the telling of your story, and also the remarks to it from others. :-)
- therealSteveN

Thanks trSN... with peer group pressure about the size of my previous articles, I have to compensate by my new pianist (talent) and length (of my replies).



- robscastle

Will never happen… Tried putting Alexa into the black box and she couldn’t get out.

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

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drewpy

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#13 posted 07-23-2021 10:50 PM

Great job on the puzzle box. Very cool!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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robscastle

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#14 posted 07-24-2021 07:19 AM

I think its a knockout

I cannot find the nip beheading part though!

-- Regards Rob

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James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 07-24-2021 07:37 PM

Your a wizard when it comes to complicated projects.

In some dark or (Black) circles your known a the Mad Scientist of the Lumberjock cult.

-- James E McIntyre

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