Helix the Burr

RELEASED: 6.18.2015
PRODUCED: 40 Copies
DESIGNER: Bill Cutler
CRAFTSMAN: Eric Fuller
MATERIAL: Maple, Bubinga
COMMENTS: Helix the Burr is one of Bill's most interesting designs. Meant to be difficult to take apart, it's VERY VERY true to form. Disassembly is chaotic and unexpected. This is a landmark design in my opinion, and I was thrilled to make it simply because I had always wanted a copy for my collection. Bill has this to say about it: "This burr features the most interesting disassembly sequence that I have ever created. The name comes from the spiral structure that is created by the 8 pieces surrounding the central 5-piece core."

This puzzle is a true collector's item. There were originally just 20 puzzles made by Jerry McFarland and sold from 1990-1992. Bill himself had earlier made and sold a smaller number of puzzles and Brian Young made a limited edition of 30.

The construction of this puzzle is absolutely outstanding. The tolerances are spot on, and the tricky 1/3 notches were nailed perfectly.

40 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

SIZE: 4"

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