Friday, October 27, 2017

The new puzzle Reza 4-4 is on sale!

We have started selling one of the polyhedral puzzle series, Reza 4-4. Juno has made two polyhedral puzzles before; Reza 12-20 (Reza 12-20 were already sold out) and Reza 6-8, and Reza 4-4 is the smallest of the Reza family. There are three kinds of compounds of two regular polyhedra and now the Reza family covers all three.

Juno makes jigs every time he makes puzzles and this time he made five jigs just for this puzzle. When he made the jigs, he paid much attention to the orientation of the puzzle pieces placed on to the sled type jigs to minimize the chance of chipping off puzzle pieces.

The order to make checkouts was also important. He also considered the chirality of the assembled shape of the puzzle, right-handed or left-handed to match the leaning direction of the saw blade on the table saw because one chirality is more prone to chip outs compared to the others.

Polyhedral shaped puzzles sometimes become unstable and non self- sustaining when those are assembled. The puzzle pieces tend to come apart by the explosion type movement or coordinated motion. Reza 4-4 was the most difficult one to design the puzzle to be self-sustaining among the Reza family.

It is optional to make most consisting puzzle pieces identical in shape to make the assembled puzzle stable but he doesn't want to take that option because it spoils the fun of puzzles. He made the shapes of all the pieces of Reza 4-4 different and it gives you more fun to play with.

Reza 4-4 is now on sale.

  • Reza 6-8 – Polyhedral shape interlocking burr puzzle (QLD silver ash + American walnut)
  • Reza 6-8 – Polyhedral shape interlocking burr puzzle (QLD silver ash + Jarrah)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

"A Mazing Burr" now on sale

We ended the puzzle auction of the second grade of "A Mazing Burr" on Oct.4 successfully, and it's time to sell "A Mazing Burr"!

Of course, this time we are selling the first grade of products. Juno has done a neat job on them and carefully checked the movement.

This puzzle is made with Bubinga and Queensland Maple. As you can see from the name of this puzzle, there is a trick inside of it, he-he. This puzzle requires 17 moves to take the first piece apart from the assembled shape, yes, it's difficult but I'm sure it's worth playing for puzzle lovers.

A Mazing Burr is available on our online shop!


Friday, October 6, 2017

The Auction of "A Mazing Burr" Ended

Our 2nd auction event has ended. This time we had put 3 puzzles that had subtle imperfections on eBay. The results as follows:

Puzzle #1: AUD $51.00
Puzzle #2: AUD $48.00
Puzzle #3: AUD $50.45

As we had promised, we have donated the total amount of AUD $149.45 to the Animal Welfare League Queensland and below is their receipt.

We are pleased with the result and maybe we will do the same type of auction someday. The information of the auction and our new products are always updated to our Twitter and blog, so please visit us sometimes.

We will soon start selling "A Mazing Burr" on our online shop.

Thank you for your help.