Here's a different, yet similar, hexagon puzzle: http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~storer/JimPuzzles/SHAP...My glue-up of 4-levels must have had an error (or too much friction) as I cannot disassemble. My second attempt is only 3-levels high. One of the sub-pieces sticks out a little due to improper alignment during glue-up. I cut 49 pieces, so still have 28 for a few more attempts.
Laser cut scrap 5mm underlayment (4.925" x 5.669"). Etched triangles were simply for aesthetics (and to aid in alignment during glue-up). Sanded off the smoke marks and treated with beeswax/orange oil mix which made the sliding silky smooth. Very satisfying fidget toy. Thank you.
Made a few from cutting board cut offs.
Made with paracord, small brass rings and a homemade dowel.
I used different dimensions all around, but the same 16 pegs for 16 holes in a 4x4 grid.
This smaller version turned out nice. Thanks!
I did a poor job creating perpendicular holes using a hand drill instead of using a drill press. Nonetheless, still playable and I had fun making it out of pencils for dowels and a scrap piece of walnut pulled from the trash for the base. Treated with cutting board oil as that is what I had on hand.
I haven't shared this one, yet, but will let update here later.