|Recent Puzzlewood Delivery|
Puzzlewood is a brilliant site run by the fantastic puzzle collector and puzzle craftsman, Bernhard Schweitzer. He manufactures some wonderful puzzles for various people to exchange at the yearly International Puzzle Party and afterwards puts them (and some others he finds or makes) up for sale. Recently he announced the availability of another batch and being my usual indecisive self I couldn't choose which to have so I bought them all! Luckily his prices are very reasonable - although the present Mrs S may not agree when she noticed quite how many puzzles I had bought over the last 3 months!!!
A few weeks ago I received this first batch from him - Yes!!! there are more coming!
I'll start with my favourite - Changing Partners:
|Pieces on show|
The tolerances on the pieces are minute - it only just fits together so you have to get every piece absolutely perfectly aligned to separate the pieces and make a new shape. I posted on my Facebook page about this puzzle and was contacted by the designer who pointed out that I was wrong and there are actually 7 challenges! There are 2 different ways to assemble A & B. You might think that this would get repetitive and boring but I adore this one. To finish all 7 of the challenges kept me entertained for a good couple of weeks! It looks fabulous and is a real challenge!
|Three Piece Burr|
After 5 really rather unexpected moves you have these pieces:
|3 Piece Burr Pieces|
I think that Bernhard still has all three of these available - contact him if you want to try them.
The present Mrs S has chores for me just now so I will write about the others at a later date - I cannot risk the laser stare again! Especially as I have just added a report form to my puzzle database which gives an amount I have spent over the last 2 years!! This is NOT a small amount!!! It came as quite a shock to me and even more of a shock to her!!!