RELEASED: 2.17.2016
PRODUCED: 52 Copies
DESIGNER: Gregory Benedetti
CRAFTSMAN: Eric Fuller
MATERIAL: Honduran Mahogany
COMMENTS: With the invention of the NOS (New Old School) puzzle series, Gregory took the six piece burr format and turned it on its head. The only thing more noteworthy than the uniqueness of the series was how difficult they are to make. When he sent me the plans for them a year ago, I turned him down because it just looked like a nightmare to manufacture. I wasn't wrong...BUT...

Gregory came up to me at IPP this summer and let me play with a couple 3D printed versions and I was hooked. These look like traditional six piece burrs but are nothing like them. The angled internal geometry allows for some outrageous movements. They are very confusing and wonderfully different. This is the second set of puzzles, and likely the last (the remaining designs being simply unsuited for construction in wood).

Transfer is the second of the NOS designs and is simple to disassemble but quite tricky to reassemble. It has a very unique coordinate motion that is absolutely non-intuitive and surprising.

The construction of this puzzle is excellent. Production was very challenging, requiring the creation of several new jigs and techniques. Fit is very good, a little loose to account for dry conditions during the period in which it was made.

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

SIZE: 3"

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