|More goodies from Wil|
Recently he sent out a series of emails detailing some more goodies that he had in stock for purchase and of course I couldn't resist ordering a few more things that are shiny. At the same time as ordering from him I suggested that he would be the death of me - my wife is probably going to murder me in my sleep for all the clinking noises I make playing with his puzzles and the swearing under my breath!
In the same email I asked him about the future production of other puzzles. During a little to and fro of emails he copied in the whole group of puzzlers!! His own response was to berate me for asking for more puzzles when they would be the cause of my demise! He also expressed the sincere hope that Mrs S wouldn't murder him as the mere "inventor, maker and seller" of these puzzles. Laurie replied to all of us that he is actually the:
"PUSHER" of the puzzle-drug! (REAL ecstasy!)
Hence I am officially renaming him!!!
They arrived on Thursday and are as lovely as expected. This time I got the Concave Aluminium Dovetail, the Strijbos Bolt #3, Aluminium Washer Cylinder and the Bird in Cage. Puzzling heaven (or hell?)
|Strijbos Bolt #3|
Apart from a little play in the nut (with the curiously immobile protrusions), only the washer was loose. A little investigation revealed something that seemed superfluous and in the puzzle world this always needs further investigation. At this point, it only took me another minute or 2 to solve. Absolutely wonderful! I insisted that my long suffering wife have a play and after about 22.25 seconds she gave up! But at least she was intrigued enough to insist that I show her how it works and she did seem suitably impressed (do you think she might be buttering me up for more Christmas sale purchases??)
|Got it off!|
|Aluminium Washer Cylinder|
|Bird in cage|
Update - after encouragement from Mhuti, I have freed the birdie from the cage - very clever and surprisingly tough (considering everything is on show)!