Puzzles ?

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  1. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    I've always liked tavern, blacksmith, entanglement type puzzles. The harder the better. Anyone else into these type things ? I just fought with this one for quite awhile.

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    Finally figured out it was similar to this one but in a clever disguise. lol

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    I just made this to try on a friend.

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  2. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    I guess only two of us like puzzles ?
     
  3. sregor

    sregor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ? - I am pretty good at getting them apart, but have problems reassembling them. I must think backwards...

    Does this make 3?
     
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  4. Beatnik

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    Yep me, I LIKE MUSICs like and you ! That's 3 now.

    Yeah, sometimes the reassembly is harder, especially when there are more steps. If I pick one up I have a hard time putting it back down. lol
     
  5. bobsvinyl

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    I can never figure them out. It takes me an hour just to untangle a garden hose. If I tried doing that puzzle, I'd end up like this guy.

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  6. Beatnik

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    Sometimes I feel exactly like that. :) That's sort of the idea behind the chain one I made there. You definitely feel it's a tangled mess even knowing how to remove the ring.

    Pick one up and mess with it for a while, put it down and pick it up again another day. I've got one right now hanging on a hook I haven't started yet, I'll just grab it soon walking by.
     

     

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    usedto Lunatic Member

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    I've been married to the same woman for 36 years, and still haven't figured out that puzzle yet.
     
  8. Beatnik

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    Picked this up at an antique mall, it was tagged as a whatsamacallit.

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  9. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    I don't know, really...are we allowed to post that sort of thing here at AK? :D
     
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    I remember this one from when I was a kid. That was a long long time ago.

    Sometimes when my chainsaw chains get twisted up I feel like they're a puzzle.


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  11. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Aggie! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    That is a cabinet lock. Before cylinder locks existed, such devices were used to secure cabinets, chests, and the like. it took a few minutes to unlock this gizmo, and it made a bunch of noise while you did so.

    With practice, I got down to under a minute, to lock, and under 30 seconds to lock. Very noisy, though.
     
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    Whew !

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  14. Beatnik

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    For the heck of it, here's a few more I have.

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    That big wood one next to Robby robot is labeled Neiman Marcus.
     
  15. Beatnik

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    I also have a bunch of the Hanayama cast puzzles.

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    Beatnik What's this ?

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    Few more

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  17. soundmotor

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    I don't collect them but I do like them both mechanical, shape, & hidden compartment puzzles. The first shape puzzle I got was a gift called Soma like the one below.

    I spent hours with it as there are a number of other shapes you can build other than the base cube. Have not done any in awhile though but still a fan.


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  18. Beatnik

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    I'll take any I can get, really enjoy the challenge.

    Here's the one I made as a finished product I gave as gifts.

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    Very cool!

    I always gravitate towards the shape puzzles. This one not mine (and I am amazed to find a pic of it) but I have one like it in different colors. It's ~1.00" in diameter & 5-6 pieces. When I was little there was a restaurant with a pirate's treasure chest full of giveaways at the exit. It was a real treat to go as I knew I could pic something. Mostly it was typical green soldiers, packs of barettes, etc. but one time I got the puzzle and it hooked me.


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  20. Beatnik

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    I remember having multicolored plastic balls blocks etc when I was a kid, probably from the dime store. You got me looking and yeah, key chain puzzles like that I believe are what I had !

    I've got a whole bunch of the little chrome wire ones like I had back then.
     
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