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 Post subject: 2 Trick Bolts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:01 pm 
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I was alerted a while back about a new type of puzzle that was available at a local specialty woodworking shop. After waiting for them to come in (then after a lot of other distractions) I finally have the chance to show them off to the forum. The puzzles come in a pack of 2:

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Here they are with a Scramble Cube for size comparison:

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The first of the two is very easy to solve:

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It merely has a secret screw at the head. Once you unscrew it, you can easily remove the nut. The second is a little bit more difficult:

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You have to hold the bolt and unscrew by the nut. As you can see, the bolt splits into 2 pieces. They don't lie flush under the nut, so if you try to move the nut then the bolt will actually turn a bit against itself (one part of the straight piece will hinge against the piece with the inner bit at an angle) and the move will be blocked. This is a bit difficult to explain. I also made a video that might be a bit more insightful. I might be offering these to those who cannot get them for themselves if I get enough requests and I can confirm that they are still available for purchase (I might have to order them specially). They cost $20 CAD for a set of 2 plus shipping to your location from Manitoba, Canada (quotes available upon request, but it might take a week to reply with the quote. Rest assured, I will let you know once I get your PM though). As I said, they have to be ordered specially (between 1 week and 1 month wait) and I will wait 1 week from the time of this posting to order, just to make sure that people have time to get their requests in.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Trick Bolts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:09 am 
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The second one is described in Jerry Slocum's "Puzzles Old and New". I went to Home Depot many years ago, got a massive bolt, and made my own with a hacksaw. It took the good part of a night, but it's sitting on my desk right now, and it works as good as ever.

It's one of my favorite non-twisty puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: 2 Trick Bolts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:57 am 
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Cool!
It looks like this
The Cast puzzle - 'Nut'.

And can buying Trick Bolts puzzles from here.
I love it!

-JEC-

Edit - Very Thanks to some puzzler from korea. He(or She) give me a very important information.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Trick Bolts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:26 am 
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Thanks for the purchase link, JeongEC. Looks like the store was overcharging me by several dollars :oops: :roll: .

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Trick Bolts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:20 pm 
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These are very cool. I might buy some.

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