It seems to follow that with these types of 'triaxial' puzzles, there comes the obvious assemblage of multiple pieces that usually form into three major groups -- with possible smaller sub-groups if the puzzle is large enough to support a great many pieces, such as the GreatGrandPapa Chuck (150 pcs) in the 'Chuck' family sold by Pentangle of England, and the Japanese Crystal (aka The Great Pagoda - 51 pcs) that is seen throughout the Internet on several websites .
In describing the maneuvers of this small puzzle, I chose to designate certain pieces into just the three main axial groups . By doing this, I hope to achieve an easier understanding of the overall scheme by simplifying the progressive steps .
The first picture that follows shows Group 3 starting to be disassembled - the first piece being the un-notched one . Group 2 follows that . . . and Group 1 is the last .
Key (un-notched) piece is removed first . . . . . first axial piece of Group 1
Next remove both curved braces (in this puzzle, they are only used aestheitcally)
Without them the puzzle would look like any ordinary 6-pc burr . . . . .
. . . . . with them, the puzzle takes on a 'global' effect
The next six pictures show the turning of the puzzle in order to view the removal of Group 2 face on
Here, remove the fourth piece of Group 1 (second axial)
Lift all of Group 2 slightly upwards as to allow the axial piece just enough room to be removed
. . . after which Group 2 will drop all the way down first axial piece of Group 2 is removed
First curved brace is removed Second curved brace is removed
With the second axial of Group 2 removed, you now just have Group 3 standing
The next four pictures turn the puzzle for the last removal phase
First axial piece is removed first curved brace is removed