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 Post subject: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:33 am 
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After a long wait on the packaging I can finally offer the Breadbox puzzle for sale.

Price is $40. Shipping is $5 in North America and $10 world wide (tracking and insurance extra).

The CD tins were supposed to arrive in mid November but didn't get here until after XMas.

I currently have a batch of 12, two of each of the six color arrangements:
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(Cherry, Walnut, Maple) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Walnut, Maple, Walnut)
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(Walnut, Maple, Cherry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Walnut, Cherry, Maple)
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(Maple, Walnut, Cherry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Maple, Cherry, Walnut)

PM me with orders or email orders@litwinpuzzles.com

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Over half have now been sold, here is an updated count of what remains:

Cherry, Walnut, Maple: 1
Cherry, Maple, Walnut: 1
Walnut, Cherry, Maple: Sold out
Walnut, Maple, Cherry: 1
Maple, Walnut, Cherry: 2
Maple, Cherry, Walnut: Sold out

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:13 pm 
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I already posted about this in my reviews topic, but I think it's also useful to reply here.
I bought my Breadbox from David Litwin a couple of weeks ago and today I have published its review in my blog. I really liked the challenge (or challenges) and the presentation of the theme is very well done. Congratulations to David for a great puzzle. Keep up your good work. I look forward to seeing your next new ideas :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:44 am 
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Thanks for the great review Gabriel, it seems to have led to a few more orders!

Only two more remaining:

Cherry, Walnut, Maple: 1
Cherry, Maple, Walnut: Sold out
Walnut, Cherry, Maple: Sold out
Walnut, Maple, Cherry: 1
Maple, Walnut, Cherry: Sold out
Maple, Cherry, Walnut: Sold out

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:58 am 
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That's great news, Dave! :D
I'm glad my review helped. It's really a great puzzle.
I'm sure it won't be long until the other two are gone as well :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:52 am 
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gabrielmpf wrote:
I'm sure it won't be long until the other two are gone as well :wink:
Indeed. All have been sold.

I may consider building another small batch in the future given how well these sold but it would take some time (ordering the wood, shop time, cleanup of the pieces, etc.).

Out of curiosity: Would anyone be interested in this puzzle in acrylic instead of wood? That would make it cheaper (materials and cleanup), but I don't know that it would be nearly as appealing. The wood gives the "crust" look when lasered and the colors match wheat, white and pumpernickel bread coloring nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:31 am 
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Why not put it on Ponoko and have the work done for you?

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:49 am 
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I think the acrylic would ruin the purpose of the theme, unless you find a way to paint it. I googled about this, and apparently, it's possible. Don't know how it would look in the end, though. Would it be the same price or lower? I don't know about material costs, but I'm assuming it would be cheaper to produce.

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Acrylic would make sense if you could change the theme to something other than bread. I can't think of a good theme with a similar shape though.

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:50 am 
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Steveo wrote:
Why not put it on Ponoko and have the work done for you?
I suppose I could give that a try, but it would mean a lot of testing: The tolerances are very tight, and when cut by them I would have to see how it came out. When I do it myself, I test every puzzle by hand before selling it. But it seems worth looking into, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Yes, for those still awaiting their puzzle or who haven't solved it yet, the tolerances are _extremely_ tight. It's amazing how the puzzle can even be made in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:31 am 
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Based on a number of requests I have made another batch of 24 Breadbox puzzles. 10 of these have sold already but that still leaves 14 :)

You can find ordering info in the first post as well as pricing. Note please that because shipping has increased I no longer offer free shipping, it has been edited to $5 (North America) and $10 (worldwide).

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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:49 am 
How do these puzzles work?


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 Post subject: Re: Breadbox for sale
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:10 am 
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David Treeman wrote:
How do these puzzles work?
The top post links to the original Breadbox thread which describes it better (here is the link again). Basically you have to fit all 17 pieces into the box. What isn't shown in this thread are the other two pieces.

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