Well it's been a while since I posted here and thought it's time for an update. With IPP not far off I have been busy making puzzles and testing out the new cross cut jig I built. I revisited the Lacewood box and made some more of them. The original box I cut on a compound miter saw, and I am very happy with the increased accuracy that the table saw and cross cut jig brought to them. I also used Scott Peterson's suggestion of using the table saw blade at 45 degrees and dropped into the table to put the detail work on the boxes. It was much more precise than my hack saw blade method
I also have admired the "2 in 2 with Frame puzzle" designed by M. Uyematsu, and happened on the plans for it on Ishino's "Puzzles would be Played" website. I made the puzzle out of walnut and maple. They turned out better than I was expecting and the solution has a small trick to it which makes them fun to solve.
A quick word about Ishino's "Puzzles Would Be Played" website, this site is absolutely fantastic and a wealth of great designs. If Ishino happens to read this; thank you very much for your work on putting this site together. It's great to be able to make a copy of these wonderful puzzles for personal collections. I also am not planning on selling the 2 in 2 with frame, because it is not my design, but I appreciate the chance to try out my wood working skills and make the design!
Hope you enjoy the pictures!