Instructables: exploring - puzzles - featured Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:51:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Layerd Shadow Puzzle: the Cave
Layerd Shadow Puzzle: the Cave - More DIY How To Projects]]> So YeonK How to playOur cave consists of three layers. Put ‘isosceles right triangles’ on each layer to match the given picture on the base floor. How does it work?The triangles are the same size, but when they become shadow, their size can be different!!! HOW?As the name Layered Shadow Puzzle suggests, th...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:23:52 PDT
Square peg in a round hole
Square peg in a round hole - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo This is a simple but fun two-piece plaything that you can 3D print. It allows you to put a square peg in a round hole. And in a triangular one. I saw it on an episode of QI (series H, episode 1) and thought "hey, that's cool, I should make that" then forgot about it for years. You could make it with...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 18:34:03 PDT
Pythagorean Paradox
Pythagorean Paradox - More DIY How To Projects]]> dave.vaness.79 I have always enjoyed a good puzzle. The composite photo is of the same puzzle assembled two different ways. Both are squares with the sides being the sums of a large triangle's and a small triangle's hypotenuses. (I have intentionally left gaps between the pieces so they would photograph better. ...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 11:07:31 PDT
Wooden Rubik's Cube
Wooden Rubik's Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> Peppermint6443 I made a wooden Rubik's Cube as a project for my Introduction to Engineering and Design class. I originally got the idea from another Instructable project by jhansel. However, my Rubik's Cube had a few minor differences that made my Rubik's Cube a little bit different. Research the Materials Nee...
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Sun, 22 May 2016 22:39:33 PDT
How to Make a Letter with a Hidden Puzzle / Code
How to Make a Letter with a Hidden Puzzle / Code - More DIY How To Projects]]> RobertT166 I love going to "Escape from the Room" games with my friends. For my birthday this year, I invited them to join me in another. After coordinating the event and our schedules, I decided I wanted to help establish the atmosphere and story ahead of time to get them hyped. I figured that the best way to...
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Thu, 5 May 2016 20:44:12 PDT
complete game with 3d printer, printed in box with pawns (box is game board)
complete game with 3d printer, printed in box with pawns (box is game board) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hulpnodig the idea was, to make a game 3d printed and special for husky lovers Step 1: the idea i wanted a easy game and then special for my hobby ( huskys). nowhere to buy anything whit huskys, so i made it myself.its tic-tac-toe but then whit huskysi used tinkercad to make the boxi scanned a husky figur...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:06:58 PDT
Rubik's Cube Throwie Instructions
Rubik's Cube Throwie Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> StumpChunkman In line with the rest of my LED Throwie retellings, here's a version that looks into presenting instructions using a Rubic's cube. You can use this quick and easy method to personalized Rubik's Cube to whatever end you like. This one contains the materials and instructions required to make an LED Th...
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:19:06 PDT
How to create a cryptic egg hunt for grown-up treasure hunting fun
How to create a cryptic egg hunt for grown-up treasure hunting fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> rolfebox I'm just going to say it: treasure hunts are awesome. It's a game, it's a quiz, it's an adventure. Done right, the humble egg hunt can be literally the most fun you've ever had.*Forget the infantile, mindless hunts of childhood. Finding a melted kinder egg under a flowerpot is all well and good when...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:28:23 PDT
Fun With Crypto
Fun With Crypto - More DIY How To Projects]]> zippetydooda I have been interested in cryptography since I was a wee laddy. I don’t know how I got started – probably an article or puzzle in Boys Life or some boys’ book. But, on and off, I have dabbled with making codes and ciphers to play with my kids or just for fun. I was always especially interested in...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:01:56 PDT
The One-Handed Knot Puzzle
The One-Handed Knot Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster This is a great little challenge puzzle that's perfect for all ages. It consists of a small wooden ball on the end of a thin, pliable rope. The challenge is to successfully tie a knot in the rope with one hand, in one second or less.Read on to see how to make this little puzzle, and for some tips on...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:07:57 PDT
Foos Box
Foos Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheEscapery The Foos Box is a puzzle box from our Destiny Room at The Escapery in Marietta, GA . When we built this box and were testing it felt like we were playing Foosball hence the name Foos Box.For those who are worried that they are going to ruin the puzzle by viewing this Instructable, no worries. The ...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:32:13 PDT
CUBOLOCO - More DIY How To Projects]]> Electronica Creativa CUBOLOCOHi ! We are a group of two students working in this project. Our idea of a FreakCube was born as a Idea for the Final Project to the "Electrónica Creativa" Asignature in Electronics Engineering 4th year module at the University of Malaga, School of Telecommunication (
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:18:15 PST
MEGA CHINESE CHECKERS - More DIY How To Projects]]> InevitableCraftsLab This instructable is about constructing and building a bigger version of the classic hexmap game "Chinese Checkers"As base i used a wooden drawer, the distance from hole to hole is 17mm, as this is the distance per LED on an adafruit RGB LED stripe. You never know :) Constructing a HexMap A hex m...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:49:08 PST
Puzzle Mascots
Puzzle Mascots - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lango84 After creating many mascot masks I wanted to challenge myself by utilizing the same techniques to create a series of interactive mascots.This idea came together as a submission for a festival in Montreal called Chromatic.The theme of the festival was 'Elevation', so my costumes were representative o...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 20:50:53 PST
Everchanging Ball Maze
Everchanging Ball Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab Time to get lost in a project! The Everchanging Ball Maze is a handheld 3D puzzle that is never the same twice. Put it together with some geometry and puzzle-making skills, and solve it using sound, touch, and memory. I like it because it allows students and teachers to make quick, light-hearted cha...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:23:36 PST
Game Coasters - Tantrix
Game Coasters - Tantrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> PatrickW51 We've combined utility, fun and aesthetics all into 10 hexagonal coasters! Let's make some coasters that when flipped over turn into a game, or when connected together form a platter.These coasters were modeled off of Tantrix's game. They gave us permission to make this video instructables so please...
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:26:35 PST
Globe with lights and detachable continents
Globe with lights and detachable continents - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gloriah95 (Dutch) Children these days are still learning geography the same way children did a decade ago.There are so many others ways than just memorizing from a piece of paper, like an globe where you can stick all the continents on by using magnetic foil and the children can check their own results by jus...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:55:01 PST
How to solve a Rubik's Cube
How to solve a Rubik's Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joshua Townsend Introduction: Rubik’s Cubes are a great way to impress your friends and family. While solving one shows others how creative you are, it is also a great way to pass time, de-stress, or take your mind off other things.Learning to solve a Rubik’s Cube requires patience and persistence. You will not be ...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:33:54 PST
How to put together a jigsaw puzzle
How to put together a jigsaw puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClareBS Putting together jigsaw puzzles is a lot of fun. They are very inexpensive now and many public libraries have a selection for members to check out. If you haven't worked on a jigsaw puzzle before, here are some tips to help you get started. Basic puzzle pieces Most puzzle pieces fall into several...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:42:21 PDT
Jigsaw album cover puzzle
Jigsaw album cover puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> rvan der veek I used to collect vinyl for a while, but now with the music streaming possibilities i hardly play old school records anymore. But one of the beautiful things of records are there covers. So i was looking for a way to re-use the old vinyl cover's and i came up with the idea of creating a jigsaw puzzl...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 02:52:55 PDT
Tangram Puzzle
Tangram Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> fraser02 A couple of years ago at school my woodworking teacher got me to make a tangram puzzle. It's incredibly easy to make, and quite good woodworking practice for beginners. Here's how to make it. What you'll need Scroll saw or coping saw Sanding machine or sandpaper Pencil Ruler Drawing it up/pla...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:46:21 PDT
Tetraeder Puzzles
Tetraeder Puzzles - More DIY How To Projects]]> bqzero I created two tetraeder based puzzles one with spheres the other one with shapes based as well on tetraeders. This puzzles are designed to be printed with a 3D printer. 3D Parts for the sphere shape tetraeder puzzle Here are all the parts for the sphere based puzzle. Each part is needed one time ...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:37:44 PDT
Kids Wooden Puzzle
Kids Wooden Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> FPSXGames Here's a cool little woodworking project to try. In this instructable I'll show you how I made an awesome wooden puzzle game.Materials needed; 190 x 190 x 5 mm plywood or hardboard, 190 x 190 x 18 mm MDF, wood glue and seven different colours.Tools needed; Bandsaw (any kind of saw will work), clamp...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:56:45 PDT
Stick and Ball Puzzle
Stick and Ball Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> bqzero I like puzzles. That one is inspired by a puzzle I saw on a yard sale. When I got back home I thought why not create the model and build one. Originaly I used wood to create it since back them I did not have a 3D Printer, but now I do.The puzzle is not that difficult to assemble, that means once you...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 01:58:45 PDT
Simple 3D Printed 3D Puzzle
Simple 3D Printed 3D Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kingz18 There are many different software that can be used to design this simple puzzle. The most simple being, the free to download, Google SketchUp. I have experience with Autodesk Inventor Pro so that was the 3D program I chose to use. Start by choosing a plane to sketch on. I choose the flat x plane to ...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 17:33:06 PDT
Block Stacking Game
Block Stacking Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> 32bits Years ago I came across this wooden rock stacking game at a Starbucks (of all places). The game was in their store for one christmas season and never again. The block stacking was fun, relaxing and a little bit educational (because, physics!). The problem is you need a lot of these wooden rocks to m...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 10:09:57 PDT
Used Book Puzzles
Used Book Puzzles - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrLz Old, used books, worn, but a shame to throw away - upcycle into beautiful jigsaw puzzles! And what puzzles! Fiction, non-fiction, adventure, historical, multicultural, local authors... the breadth of published cover-art far outstrips commercial puzzles.And for little cost! Used books are almost give...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 15:49:52 PDT
Star Wars pepakura AT-ST
Star Wars pepakura AT-ST - More DIY How To Projects]]> pachytrance This is a puzzle of the Star Wars AT-ST. As a gift or to decorate your room. It only took about five hours of patience and dedication. Tools scissorsliquid silicone glue 190 grams white paper needle cutter Prints You need to print the 3 pdf files. I decided to use a 190 grams paper because it'...
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Fri, 8 May 2015 13:12:13 PDT
Solving Rubik's Cube
Solving Rubik's Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaafro A Rubik’s Cube is a hand held puzzle. Each of the six faces has nine squares of six different colors. The faces can either rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise, so after just a few turns there are multiple colors on each face. Remember, centers cannot move, so they define the color of each face. Th...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:59:26 PDT
Make Your Own Puzzle
Make Your Own Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger Paintings and photos are fun, but you know what's more fun? PUZZLES!If you have a laser cutter, it is really easy to make art into puzzles. I found the art for my puzzles at a flea market and on the street, but you could use any art for this project. If you are a painter this is also a great way to ...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:58:58 PDT
Revomaze Tower of Agony - Puzzle Storage
Revomaze Tower of Agony - Puzzle Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissionSRX A friend of mine used to keep a supply of 'Engineer Catnip' at his desk to keep the geeks like me occupied when we stopped by. As a longtime fan of tavern puzzles and the like, I took it upon myself to solve them all.After a while of looking for new challenges, I stumbled upon the Revomaze and my wo...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:08:23 PDT
Rubik's Lego cube
Rubik's Lego cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> dieter demeyere How to turn an old (original) Rubik's into a Lego cube Getting started / find a patient aka cube. And Lego pieces Flea markets, second hand stores, friends who gave up... there is allways someone, somewhere having an old cube.I found 2 on a flea market for only about 1,5 €. Make sure they still t...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:47:50 PST
Magnetic, wooden, puzzle photo block.
Magnetic, wooden, puzzle photo block. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bilegt Hello all instruction readers. First of all I am sorry for my bad english as it is not my first language. This is my first instructable. Original idea is credit to His photo block gave me an idea to make my own MAGNETIC puzzle. This was meant to ...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:07:51 PST
Segmented Wooden Cryptex
Segmented Wooden Cryptex - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissionSRX Since the release of Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code, the Cryptex has become an iconic puzzle. While this one won’t destroy itself, it will certainly keep its share of secrets. This project is mainly designed to be an exercise in segmented woodturning.Upon initially finding the design for a wooden Cryp...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:43:16 PST
3D Interlocking wooden puzzle toy
3D Interlocking wooden puzzle toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aaron98 This 3d interlocking puzzle is quit challenging to make so it will require: A good thinking brain some scrap wood table saw capable of dadoprecise wide belt sander time to do it Cuting all the parts This is all the parts that are needed. Width and height need to be 1/64'' less than 1/2''.These ar...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:26:11 PST
Sugru and Straws Marble Maze
Sugru and Straws Marble Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkchronos Sugru and Straws? Yes indeed, just what the doctor ordered to add a little fun to your weekend. We decided to take some of our Sugru at the Tampa Hackerspace and combine it with straws to create an old school marble maze. Twists, turns, ramps, speed bumps? You bet. Here's how you can have fun ma...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:15:36 PST
How to complete a jigsaw puzzle
How to complete a jigsaw puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> JM1999 Jigsaw puzzles are fun, they can also be not fun, if you are building a hard jigsaw puzzle (or an easy one) these few tips should help.I have compiled a full step-by-step how to complete a jigsaw puzzle.I am using a 100 (108, the box was wrong!) piece jigsaw puzzle, I used a smaller puzzle to work o...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 18:29:03 PDT
Dremel Maze
Dremel Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> kevin7314 materials and tools used:dremel etching bit6"x9"X1/2" wood220 sand paper The Gang step 1 get a group of, non institutionalized, creative thinkers Tiffany and Walter step 1.5 ask tiffany(or any local positive, insightful person) for advice Failed Attempts step 2Ignore everyone's advice and t...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:12:52 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Sliding Puzzle
How to Make a Wooden Sliding Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> irisgottlieb Remember those puzzles that you got in the early 90s - the grid with a tiger's face that you had to finagle around, tile by tile, until you managed to unscramble the tiger?  Here's how to make a more sophisticated one that robots will remember fondly in 2050.  Ingredients Here's what you need. Y...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:39:38 PDT
Hurt Your Brain Puzzle
Hurt Your Brain Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> mouse333 I was at someone's house and tried to solve this type of puzzle, but I couldn't. So, I decided to make one at Techshop so I could solve it later. This puzzle is addicting! How to play There are 6 puzzle pieces to put in the base. Arrange the puzzle pieces so that 2 layers o...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:17:48 PDT
Fibonacci Spiral Jigsaw puzzle
Fibonacci Spiral Jigsaw puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> edmark Like standard jigsaw puzzles, this puzzle has only one solution, but instead of every piece being a different shape and approximately the same size, every piece is the same shape and a different size. The placement of the pieces is based on the the Golden Angle (~137.5º), and is the same pattern f...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:10:26 PDT
Brass Bolt Puzzle
Brass Bolt Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> pitty This puzzle you can either 3D print or make using some M16 & M8 Brass nuts and bolts. The origional idea for this puzzle is based on a puzzle from "homemade puzzles"   3D files are available at Thingiverse or GrabCad How it works The ...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:49:59 PST
Origami picture puzzle cube
Origami picture puzzle cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput A few months ago, I started experimenting with origami puzzles. To be a bit more precise, I started puzzling on the stellated octahedron. It was taking a lot of time, so I put it away, still to be continued. A few days ago, I realized I could start with the same principe, but with a cube. This i...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:11:00 PST
Fish Puzzle
Fish Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> brandon1022bb I created a puzzle that fits inside an altoid container. The puzzle contains 63 pieces and has the design of a fish drawn in autocad on its face. Materials What you will need: - laser cutter - 3mm Baltic Birch Plywood - Altoids Container Files and Laser Printing The Drawing files are attache...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:03:35 PST
Wooden Puzzle: Six Blocks in a Box
Wooden Puzzle: Six Blocks in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> seamster This is an incredibly easy-to-make wooden puzzle that can be completed with minimal woodworking tools. No 3D printer, laser cutter, or CNC machine needed! The puzzle consists of six equally-sized half-cube blocks that fit into a box in only one way. It's simple, but deceptive enough to entertain pe...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:38:40 PST
Nut And Bolt Puzzle
Nut And Bolt Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr_o_uk A workmate brought in a puzzle nut and bolt and asked me to undo it. A challenge to see how manly I was!?! I could do the nut up, but not undo it! It took me a few minutes to work it out, but I thought it was clever, and wanted one to take to the pub to confound my mates. So I set about making one...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:33:12 PST
Cardboard Dinosaur Puzzle
Cardboard Dinosaur Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos   I was recently act my local hobby shop and I picked up a bunch of 3D wood puzzles for my son to put together. They are really cool, but they are a little small.So I decided to take the design, blow them up 500% and make them out of cardboard. Now instead of just being a simple decoration on th...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:05:10 PDT
Color-Based Wooden Sudoku Board
Color-Based Wooden Sudoku Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> thegnome54 This was a gift for my dad's birthday, and probably my most intricate woodworking creation to date. I wanted to make some kind of sudoku-related object for him, and became inspired by pictures I saw of color-based sudoku boards online such as this one. I figured creating my own version would be a fu...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:24:16 PDT
Make a geocache log
Make a geocache log - More DIY How To Projects]]> MatB A friend introduced me to geocaching yesterday. Without much success in finding any caches on my own, I thought I'd hide some instead. Where better to hide your geocache log, but in a log! What you need You'll need some basic tools and consumables: Small log/large branch - look for somethin...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 15:37:19 PDT
Bottle 1900 puzzle
Bottle 1900 puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> puzzlerhan I made some puzzle as a display stand for my collectible coke bottles. This is my weekend project for my third bottle. This is a simple puzzle. But I have a four bottle set and I make that puzzles as a decorative display stand for them. There are a base and a cap piece. The cap piece is fixed to th...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 08:12:04 PDT