Thursday, June 13, 2019

Slammed Car and G6BB #3

We have released two new puzzle products Slammed Car and Grooved 6 Board Burr #3.

Cars waiting for exportation.

It was early 2019 when we started producing car-shaped puzzles to be the last Australian car manufacturer. The day for reveal finally came but unfortunately, we have to admit that the Australian economy is tough for continuing the car manufacturing business. In October 2017, the last car manufacturing plant was closed, and since then, there is no car industry in Australia except our puzzle car. We only have about 100 cars to sell but no more.


It is a sequential discovery puzzle that has an internal cavity to keep a treat. Please check the detailed product description and find out what you are going to find in it when the puzzle is solved.


Grooved 6 Board Burr #3 is the third version of the series and it has the highest numbers of moves to be required to disassemble the puzzle among three. We sometimes describe a few of our puzzle products that these are beyond human ability to solve without any aids. Such a kind of description is also befitting to this diabolic puzzle. The puzzle is waiting for your challenge.


The puzzle pieces were milled out from our original plywood using a CNC router. There are 6 grooves in total on the side of the pieces and there are 8 white tooth-shape protrusions inside of the C or E-shaped pieces. These characteristic shapes contribute to restrict the movement of the puzzle pieces and make the puzzle extremely difficult.

Her face can be described in Japanese as OKO meaning upset or angry.

By the way, we own a slammed cat whose name is Mittan. Soon after we adapted her from a cat shelter, her attitude was something like she accepts any kinds of cat foods. Years past, now she is very demanding, picky and eager to have delicious foods. We hope the puzzles will be sold well and we are able to buy nice foods to satisfy her appetite.

Yukari

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The 10th Auction Results

Hi guys! We are happy to announce that the 10th puzzle auction has finished successfully. We had put up three puzzles; a test version of Grooved 6 Board Burr #2 and two test versions of Grooved 6 Board Burr #3.

The sales results are as follows:


Grooved 6 Board Burr #3 Test ver. PNG Rosewood - AUD $50.00
Grooved 6 Board Burr #3 Test ver. Jarrah - AUD $110.00
Grooved 6 Board Burr #2 Test ver. PNG Rosewood - AUD $119.50

As we had informed, we went to the AWLQ (Animal Welfare League Queensland) and donated roughly half of the sales (AUD140.00) to support cats, dogs, farm animals and pocket pets today.

Here is the receipt of the donation, and pictures of fluffy friends we have met.

Thank you for puzzle lovers who have participated in the eBay auction.
We will hold the same type of auction someday.






Yukari

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Puzzle auction and coming new puzzles

We have put three puzzles up for auction on eBay! Every puzzle starts from $1.00 AUD! As we have always done, we are going to donate half of the sales of this auction to the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ).

Please note that the puzzles we have put up for the auctions are all test version. Compared with the products we are selling at our shop, the material, durability, finishing and precision look to be at a disadvantage. When you bid, please make sure of the quality by looking at the picture on eBay.

Juno usually makes prototype or test version puzzles when or before we produce our regular products.
The test version of Grooved 6 Board Burr #2 was kept after we released its regular products because we didn't have many puzzles up for auction.
Its only but big difference to the regular one is the material. The test version is made of PNG Rosewood and is not durable compared to our original plywood that is used for the regular ones.


Juno has also made two test versions of Grooved 6 Board Burr #3 using solid timber of PNG Rosewood and Jarrah. Unlike our regular products, several grooves on the puzzle pieces were milled out manually by a small milling machine.


Well, as mentioned above, we have a new design of our Grooved 6 Board Burr series and its production is almost completed. The regular version of Grooved 6 Board Burr #3 is made of our original plywood of New Guinea Walnut and European Beech. Our new CNC router was used to produce the puzzle and the machine did very intensive work.

We are planning to release Grooved 6 Board Burr #3 and a sequential discovery puzzle box Slammed Car around mid-June.



The latter puzzle requires lots of steps, around 15 to 20 depending on how it is counted to access the internal cavity. Several hours of CNC work was necessary for each puzzle and it took a long time to produce the puzzle even though we have two CNC routers, and both were occasionally used at the same time.

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Yukari