Monday, July 22, 2019

New burr puzzles and 11th auction results

We have released three new burr puzzle products Samarium, Diabolic Claw Burr and Impenetrable Knot. All of them are made and CNC machined from our original plywood to keep durability, strength and accuracy of the puzzle pieces. Please have a look at the detail of each puzzles, and hope you like them.


We recently have held puzzle auctions and the winning bit price were as follows.

Samarium - 62 moves burr (test version)  AU $49.00
Impenetrable Knot (test version)  AU $107.50
6 Broad Board Burr (1 of 2) AU $152.50
6 Broad Board Burr (2 of 2) AU $71.00
Total: AU $380.00


We often went to AWLQ for donation but today, Juno found that there are more than 60 cats at the RSPCA Brisbane and he insisted we should go there. So we went there, met fluffy friends and donated a half amount of the sold price of the auction. We couldn't receive an official receipt for the donation today, so we will scan and upload the proof later on this blog entry.



Yukari



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11th Puzzle Auction

We have put three kinds, four puzzles up for auction on eBay! Every puzzle starts from $1.00 AUD!

As usual, we are going to donate half of the sold amount of this auction to support stray, surrendered pets and wildlife. We haven't decided where to donate but we will later report to you on this blog after the donation.


6 Broad Board Burr (two on the back)
This 28 moves burr puzzle was designed and made by Juno in 2019 but after he produced three sets of them using the CNC router, he decided to make no more. We decide to keep one for reference and thus we have only two of them to sell.

Samarium (front left)
This puzzle requires 62 moves to take the first piece apart from the assembled shape. We will later start selling our regular product version made of our original plywood.

Impenetrable Knot (front right)
Puzzle solving computer program will probably say that there is no possible solution to the puzzle. Yes, it's impenetrable to solve the puzzle by ordinary approaches. We will later start selling our regular product version made of our original plywood.

We are looking forward to having you participate in the auctions.

Yukari

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