There were lots of off-cuts of Koto after we produced Slammed Car and the off-cuts were too good to be disposed of. So, Juno designed the puzzle to efficiently use up these off-cuts and it turned out to be Headed Lattice.
He made original plywood for the main part of the puzzle, but the amount of the end pieces made of Koto were not enough, and then he needed to produce extra end pieces using Utile.
Furthermore, although he planned to use PNG Rosewood for the middle layer of the plywood, after he dressed timber stocks, there seemed to be some of them which looked like Zebrano. That’s the reason why we ended up with a mixed combination of timber species for this puzzle.
Darker Jarrah timber is used for the Koto headed one and the Utile headed ones have a rather pink colored Jarrah. Please understand that you can choose the color of the head (end) pieces, but cannot choose the type of species, PNG Rosewood or Zebrano.
There are only four pieces to the puzzle, but it requires relatively high numbers of 20 moves to remove the first piece from the assembled shape. The pieces become unstable during assembling/disassembling the puzzle, but the end pieces prevent a shortcut solution done by rotational piece movements. The puzzle has only two possible assemblies and it is doable to burr puzzle lovers, we don’t say an easy puzzle though.
It is a big and heavy puzzle considering the number of the consisting pieces. All the sharp corners were beveled, and the surface of the puzzle is smoothly finished.
The puzzle is sold assembled. The solution to this puzzle will be supplied upon request by Burr Tools file format.
Size: 120 mm x 120 mm x 70 mm
Number of pieces: 4
Material: Jarrah, PNG Rosewood or Zebrano, and Koto or Utile
Designer: Junichi Yananose (Juno)
Origin: Made in Australia