Snake Puzzle


mtairymd

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This is my take on the classic wooden snake puzzle. Purchased ones generally range in size from 2" cubed down to key chain size. This one is 4.5" cubed. Although time-consuming and somewhat mind numbing, it wasn't very challenging to build. However, you will need to pay attention to the build and assembly instructions.

Solution: 

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I didn't know how it was going to turn out so I used low cost poplar (2x2 by 6 feet).  Cut down to 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" blocks.  You will need 27 of them.

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11 Straight hole blocks.  2 with counterbores (shown here)

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45 Degree holes.  Make 16 of these blocks.

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45 Chamfer for the sides.

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Bungee cord from kids backpack.

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Painted 14 of the blocks red.

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Ready to assemble

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Follow these instructions

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Feed cord through blocks.

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Ready to solve

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Comparison to purchased versions.

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Thanks for viewing

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More info and drawings here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Snake-Puzzle/


 

 

 

 

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