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 Post subject: Wooden Puzzle ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:58 pm 
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I'm not sure this post belongs here since I think it's supposed to be a puzzle. At least that's what my mother says our relatives said when they gave it to me many moons ago. Also, I've seen a similar thing (but smaller) in a shop recently and it was called "puzzle" and it was one of a series and all others were indeed puzzles.

But I'm not able to take it apart at all. Maybe with patience I could, but it's boring and still wouldn't be a puzzle. I think it's just "art".

Does anyone know something about it?


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 Post subject: Re: Wooden Puzzle ?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:15 am 
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StefanPochmann wrote:
I've seen a similar thing (but smaller) in a shop recently and it was called "puzzle" and it was one of a series and all others were indeed puzzles.

But I'm not able to take it apart at all. Maybe with patience I could, but it's boring and still wouldn't be a puzzle. I think it's just "art".


These are made by Arjeu. I had an octagon rather than the triacontahedron you have. I pulled it apart, and it soon became clear that the wooden dowels connecting the pieces are not glued, so it can be taken apart completely and the dowels removed.

I decided to glue the dowels in particular holes so that it actually did become a proper puzzle. Unfortunately it couldn't quite be put together that way without forcing it, and it broke. It is now completely glued together and can't be taken apart.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:43 pm 
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Ah, thanks a lot! Just googling for "arjeu" and "puzzle" I found this page:
http://www.baxterweb.com/PuzzleAuction/arjeu.htm
On the bottom it shows my "puzzle", though a little "disassembled". Hmm, looks like one could get some money for it. Mine is only sitting here collecting dust, otherwise it's useless for me...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:51 pm 
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I also found these:
http://www.mypuzzle.dk/

Under "News" - "Pictures from DPP 4" you can see pictures from the "Danish Puzzle Parti". They do have some twisty puzzles as well. Hmm, I think now I wish I hadn't put this thread in "off-topic" ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:12 pm 
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Also found this guy's page, he owns lots and lots of mechanical puzzles of all types:
http://home.comcast.net/~stegmann/whatsnew.htm
http://home.comcast.net/~stegmann/home.htm


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That is a great site! I really need to organize my mechanical puzzles and put them on the web. I have way more non-twisty type puzzles than I do twisty.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:26 am 
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StefanPochmann wrote:
Also found this guy's page, he owns lots and lots of mechanical puzzles of all types:
http://home.comcast.net/~stegmann/home.htm


I've seen Rob Stegmann's page before (it is actually on my links page somewhere). I found it because I regularly do a search for sites that link to mine, and he obviously has several links. I've been meaning to write up his solution method to the Drive Ya Nuts.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:09 pm 
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Many of us on eBay have noticed Rob. He is obviously aware of this site and has has it included in his links. I would like to congratulate him too if he's reading this message.

Rob has done a tremendous job:

1) organizing and desplaying his puzzles

2) getting puzzles - Rob seems to have an unlimited amount of spending money. He has purchased more puzzles over the last year than anyone else that I'm aware of. He is a tough eBay buyer too and unfortunately Twisty puzzles are in his list.

3) His website also has a great list of links.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:49 pm 
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You still looking for the directions on how to take the puzzle apart? Right?!?!?!

I think found a place that sells the puzzle and I also think they come with the solution to. Mine puzzles did come with instructions when I ordered there 3 years ago. There nice people to deal with. There are 2 puzzles which both look like yours in the link below.

http://www.arabesk.nl/english.html

The names are
Shila****
Dalloz, Robert

Istambul ***
Arjeu

I hope this helps!!! Sorry I didn't post it earlier


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Thanks for the info. I'm not sure I'll try to take it apart. It doesn't seem to be a very intellectual puzzle and it's extremely stiff. I could imagine this to be slightly fun to do if it weren't that stiff...


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