Mr. Puzzle
Big Knot

LIMITED EDITION DECEMBER 2007

All of these puzzles are no sold.

This amazing and symmetrically attractive 14 piece burr was designed in 1981 by Oskar van Deventer.  Although he does not specialise in burrs his designs are as ingenious as the other types of puzzles he's better known for.  Brian has always been a fan of Oskar's burrs because once assembled they create such beautiful objects. 

This puzzle has 28 false solutions with just 1 constructible solution.  A copy of BurrSolver solution file can be supplied upon request.

Brian has chosen to enhance the finished puzzle by using contrasting woods. The pieces are made from Queensland Silky Oak (know elsewhere as Lacewood) with decorative inserts of Western Australian Jarrah.  One piece has been drilled and secretly doweled to strengthen a potential weak points.

2 in 1

2 in 1, 12 piece interlocking burr

Oskar designed this puzzle in Holland in 1985. He nearly always designs his puzzles in his head before completing detailed drawings for craftsmen to work from. He usually never makes the finished product himself. This puzzle was originally made with 12 aluminium pieces but here MR PUZZLE has created a beautiful wooden version from Queensland Silver Ash.