Introduction: Rope / Ring Puzzle
This is a really easy project to make. The goal is to separate the ring from the puzzle. Refer to the solution video if you can't figure it out.
Step 1: Tools/Materials
- Table or Miter Saw
- Drill or Drill Press
- Drill Bits (1/8" & 3/8")
- Wood (3" x 3" x 1/2" thick)
- Ring, 1.5" diameter (wood, metal or plastic)
- Paracord (~30" Long)
- Wood beads (1" Diameter)
Step 2: Base Build
You will build to this drawing.
Step 3: Cut Wood
Cut wood to a 3" square.
Step 4: Holes
Mark the hole locations per the drawing. Drill 3/8" diameter holes. Round the edges with sandpaper.
Step 5: Beads
These 1" diameter beads were purchased from a craft store. Drill 1/8" diameter hole through each bead. Counterbore a 3/8" diameter hole about 3/4 of the way through each bead. This counterbore will capture the knot in the string.
Step 6: Run Paracord
Route the paracord as shown. Place the wood beads at the ends of the paracord and tie knots to capture the end of the paracord. Trim the ends of the paracord and use a lighter to sear the ends. For each end, pull the paracord knot into the wooden bead. Cover the wood bead ends with glue to clean it up.
Step 7: Add Ring
Watch the second half of the video for installation.
Step 8: More Pictures
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