New Wood Puzzle Designs: A Guide to the Construction of Both New and Historic Puzzles

New Wood Puzzle Designs: A Guide to the Construction of Both New and Historic Puzzles

by James W. Follette, MD, M. D. Follette
     
 

Wooden puzzles are fun to solve, but with this guide to the almost perfectly square sticks, rings, disks, and other shapes that they require, they are even more fun to make. Twelve puzzles of four different, basic types are described in this guide, along with the tools and techniques needed to make them. There is also expert advice on the woods, glues, and finishes

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Wooden puzzles are fun to solve, but with this guide to the almost perfectly square sticks, rings, disks, and other shapes that they require, they are even more fun to make. Twelve puzzles of four different, basic types are described in this guide, along with the tools and techniques needed to make them. There is also expert advice on the woods, glues, and finishes that will give the best results. These puzzles are beautiful and intriguing objects in their own right, and they offer woodworkers a delightful means of sharpening their skills and entertaining their friends.

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Library Journal
A physician and woodworker whose work has been featured in American Woodworker magazine, Follette demonstrates how to make 12 puzzles that are as beautiful as they are challenging. Combining old and new designs, the puzzles have a sculptural quality and are similar to "executive desk toys" but are much nicer. This title offers everything one could want in a woodworking book: it is attractive and well written, and the projects are original. Woodworkers are always looking for ways to use up small scraps of wood (especially pretty or expensive ones), so this title will be well used. Because the author is a physician, it is no surprise that the section on safety is excellent. This great book should be purchased for every collection that serves woodworkers. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941936576
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
723,905
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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