Monday, September 11, 2017

Visible Framed Burr

This is our twelfth product on our online shop.
There are only four pieces and a frame but Visible Framed Burr is diabolically difficult because of its tricky moves of the pieces when you assemble and disassemble the puzzle.

Juno again used a CNC router to make the recesses onto top and bottom panels, also to gave a modification to one of the pieces to made the puzzle have a unique solution. Maybe, he just would like to play with the CNC router for fun. He also cared to prevent deformation of the pieces in long term, especially to the top and bottom panels, inserting Jarrah timber pieces to the ends of the panels.

The puzzle has reasonable size, though it doesn't mean the puzzle can be solved easily. You might struggle even to disassemble the puzzle.

We hope that puzzle lovers enjoy the puzzle.

Visible Framed Burr is available on our website.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Shipping puzzles overseas

It has been about 10 months since we started our online shop. Time flew by so fast.

When we just opened our online shop, some people who saw our postage might have thought that shipping costs were expensive. We have noticed that we had mistakenly checked the extra shipping options on the postage settings and it reflected total shipping cost. Juno soon realized the issue and disabled those non-necessary options. We also made a partial refund for the shipping when we realized we overcharged for the postage.

The shipping cost for our online shop is calculated automatically from an Australia Post lookup based on size, weight of shipping box and weight of products in the customer's cart and shipping destination.

As you know, we also have a shop on eBay and we are selling our puzzles there. When we sell puzzles on eBay we have to pay commission fees to eBay. So, we have decided that we will give a discount for the shipping cost for our online shop. The discount is cheaper than paying a commission to eBay. Now our overseas customers have the following discounts for shipping.

  • International Express - A$5.00 discount from Australia Post amount
  • International Standard - A$5.00 discount from Australia Post amount



There is also another change on the shipping for our online shop.
We realized that many of our customers chose the Economy Air option when they ordered our puzzles on our eBay shop. We enabled that option on our online shop as well. The option is available unless the total weight (puzzles and box) doesn't exceed 2 kg or 4.40 lbs.

Economy Air is the cheapest option on our online shop but the parcel is NOT trackable, unlike International Express and International Standard. Then it is harder to estimate where the parcel is and when it will be delivered. We therefore do recommend you choose trackable shipping options.

We are looking forward to your visit to our online shop.

Yukari

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Second Secret Box Puzzle "Diamond Case"

If you are the reader of this blog, you may know Juno's first secret box named "Framed Burr Box." It is a big secret box, and measures 120 x 120 x 200 mm. So, he made a small, hand-sized puzzle box named "Diamond Case" this time.


He used the CNC router a lot for making Diamond Case.


Well, I cannot tell you the details of how he used the CNC router because it might be the hint to solve, he-he.



There is a point to pay attention to, especially for woodworking lovers. Please look carefully at two diamond-shaped buttons on the puzzle.



As you can see in the picture below, there are several options to cut diamond shape on timber. Juno wanted to cut the diamond shapes like A. Actually, B is easier for cutting than A but he thought that A looks better.



Well, what do you think?

Yukari

* Pluredro Shop: Diamond Case – secret puzzle box