mtairymd

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  1. Thanks. That's a good idea...will give it a try! Thanks!
  2. This is an advanced version of the puzzle I posted a few weeks ago. I incorporated a few lessons learned from that project and also came up with a way to reduce the required accuracy. The solution is similar but I’ve added in complexity and a little decoy to throw the puzzler off the scent :). Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Dowel-Lock-Puzzle/ Solution: https://youtu.be/S6qrOIQNFUw
  3. This little puzzle was pretty fun to make and allowed me to use up some of the magnets from my last project. The goal of the puzzle is to remove the center piece from the tube. You will quickly notice that there isn't much to the puzzle - no buttons, latches or any other obvious locking mechanism. Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tube-Puzzle/ How it Works / Solution: https://youtu.be/N4ID3-wBdik
  4. Thanks. It was easy and fun to build. I took it into work today and had people try to solve it. It took most about 5 minutes. Two people gave up :).
  5. The goal of this puzzle is to make three cubes from the given pieces. Although this puzzle only has three pieces, the solution is pretty challenging - mainly due to magnet polarity. Super easy to build. See Build Instructions here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Cube-Puzzle/ Solution: Drawings: Assembled Cut blocks: 1" x 1" x 1/2" thick Marked Center Drilled hole per drawing Inserted Magnets Glued blocks Made from Poplar, Walnut and 3D Print Thanks for viewing. Please let me know if you have any questions.
  6. Awesome work. I really like the candy dispensers.
  7. This is a fun little puzzle that goes by the name of Golf, Nine Hole and, my favorite, Gopher Hole Puzzle. The goal is to fit all six pieces into the box. The possible combinations make it pretty challenging. See here for build instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Gopher-Hole-Puzzle/ Animated Solution: https://youtu.be/ZYHHGRM18a0 Actual Build: https://youtu.be/kbY3dr0G6fo Made from a cedar 1x6 Holes 1.125" Chamfers Parts Pegs 5 Styles CAD Final Pictures
  8. This is a fun and simple project to make. It consists of 12 pieces that are all the same size. The pieces are glued together to make 3 assemblies. Getting it apart or putting it together is the challenge. As always, there is a trick. Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hexagon-Puzzle/ Top Level CAD This is the only dimensioned part. You will need 12 of these. Glue two of the pieces together. Make 6 of these. Glue two of the previous pieces to make 3 of these assemblies. Complete pieces Assembled I'm sure a better woodworker could make tighter gaps but I gave it my best :). Thanks for viewing!
  9. Thank you! Yeah, I like the wood better :). I did have to search through the closet to find hangers coated in rubber. Almost everything in our closets is plastic now.
  10. I have no clue...so here is the google answer: "Epiphytes called Tillandsia or Air Plants are one of these plant families that have found a unique niche that allows them to thrive in harsh environments. Epiphytes are plants that grow or attach themselves on other plants for support. The difference is that air plants don't need soil to grow. In an air plant, roots act as anchors, securing plants to their supports. Leaves handle the job of absorbing moisture. Each leaf on an air plant is covered in specialized scales known as trichomes, which have the ability to absorb water and nutrients." Thank you!
  11. That is a really good idea. Nice job with the build.
  12. My wife and daughter both love them. The root just sits in the hole. Watering is done with a mister (spray bottle). I also made two versions using wood and coat hangers.