CALIBRON 12 PUZZLE
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Artist: Creative Crafthouse (Hudson, FL)
Are you up for a challenge? This is a very difficult wood puzzle!
The objective is to make a square and fit them into the large opening of the puzzle. There is only 1 solution and it is very difficult to find. The puzzle is packaged unsolved, but the solution is provided. In the frame there is an extra space to hold one of the pieces so that it could be presented unsolved. Made from precision cut woods with at least 4 different woods in each puzzle: including Ash, Maple, Walnut, Oak, Mahogany, Birch, Cherry, Alder, along with other woods giving each puzzle its own unique look. The pieces are very strong at 1/4" thick and have a nice finish. The relative size of each piece is laser engraved on the piece itself, which may be helpful to those who want to attack this analytically. It also makes identifying the pieces easier if you just want to use the instructions to solve it – but don't give up too soon! Comes with a complimentary wood cover that the puzzle can sit in.
One of the many things we like about this puzzle is that it does not look nearly as difficult as it actually is. People seem to get absorbed in it quite readily as you always seem to get close. In fact, though, it is a difficultly level 5 (out of 5) puzzle!
Originally designed in 1933 by Theodore Edison, son of the famous inventor Thomas Edison, and made by his company Calibron Products of West Orange, NJ. It was offered as just pieces and you were told they made a rectangle and there was only 1 solution. Turns out the only possible solution is a square shape.
• Height: 7"
• Width: 8.75"
• Depth: .5"
* Slight variations are the nature of handmade items.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Artist and Founder David Janelle and his team at Creative Crafthouse pride themselves on offering high-quality, handcrafted wood mind-bender and brainteaser puzzles and games. They know that nearly all people enjoy an interesting challenge and will work at something for hours on end to find the answer. So they do their best to offer interesting, fun, sometimes magical and challenging puzzles with various degrees of difficulty and various types of challenges. Many are their own creations and some are historical designs. They have extensive laser skills along with traditional woodworking. Creative Crafthouse is a true small family business with 2 sons, a brother-in-law, and a nephew working full time along with David's wife, Deb.