Expanding Cube . . . Stewart Coffin's creation . It was the first copy made . By sheer gravity design, after initial connection, all the pieces close in towards the center . One only needs to grasp the puzzle by two of its pieces to start all of them expanding until total disengagement is reached, thus making it a true coordinate-motion puzzle .
Expanding Cube . . . expanded slightly
Expanding Cube . . .
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Expanding Cube . . . made by Skor-Mor from their Geo-Logic line - whose inner structure is taken from Stewart Coffin's design in his hardwood version by the same name !
Expanding Cube . . . plastic . . . expanded slightly
Expanding Cube . . . plastic . . . single piece
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Lucky Star . . . from Bits & Pieces online catalog .
An interlock coordinate-motion puzzle ( all the pieces move equally at the same time ) designed by Philippe Dubois who uses it as his logo.
Lucky Star . . . expanded slightly
Lucky Star . . . expanded more
Lucky Star . . . pieces
Pandora's Box . . . from Pentangle of England .
A high-quality coordinate-motion puzzle .
Pandora's Box. . . partially opened
Boomerang Burr . . . imploded
One of my creations !
Original burr is called 'Banana Burr' . Interesting exercise in shape-changing 'explosion-type' coordinate motion, utilizing 45° and 90° angles, with North American Eastern white pine, kiln-dried at about 8% humidity .
There were several areas on each of the pieces (not on any slide portion) I applied several coats of clear gloss polyurethane, just to enhance its aesthetics by way of contrast from other areas . . . such as the contrast between natural blonde-color to flame-torched areas .
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Boomerang Burr . . . "UNVEILED"
Cerebral Rings . . . from Mag-Nif Inc.