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The centrifugal puzzle

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Picture of the centrifugal puzzle

Do you want to wow your friends,
Do you like working with wood,
Do you enjoy brain teasers,

if so read on...

Everyone likes a good brain  teaser every once in a wile. A puzzle that can frustrate the most powerful minds, yet has simple solution. The centrifugal puzzle can do that!

 
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Step 1: Things you will need

You will need 2, 2cm x 3.5cm blocks of wood around 30cm long,
2 small dowels,
2 drill bits, one for the screw and one slightly larger than the dowel rod,
A drill,
A scroll saw,
A scroll saw blade.

Step 2: Measuring

Using a pencil and ruler find the half way mark .Measure 1cm out from the line on each side. Make 2, 2cm lines up from the line you just drew. Now join the two lines so you have a 2cm x 2cm square. Do the same on the other.

Step 5: Paint it

Picture of Paint it
Use semi gloss spray paint and spray around 8 inches away from project.
Rob O3 years ago
I think there is a flaw in this cut and glue back together approach. You cut one of the pieces of the puzzle in half and then glue together. Doesnt that make the puzzle structurally weaker?

In the other, better, previous ible you use square dowels and then assemble them together. It gives you a much greater area to glue together, that won;t get torqued like this approach.