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Puzzle Name: Square-Rod Dodecaplex
Type: Non-Rectilinear Burr
Number of Pieces: 30
Design By: Bill Cutler (1978)
Made By: Bill Cutler
Material: Maple, Walnut and Cherry
Size: 10 inches
Availability: Order from Tom Lensch
Price: $150
This burr has 5 rods in each of 6 directions. I think of this design as having rods perpendicular to the sides of a regular dodecahedron. In an analagous fashion, one might think of the 6-piece burr as having rods perpendicular to a cube; and the Hectix puzzle of Stewart Coffin (or my Hexagonal Porcupine) as having rods perpendicular to the sides of a regular tetrahedron or a regular octahedron.

The rods in this puzzle should more properly be pentagonal in cross-section, but this would be harder to manufacture.

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