Canadian Woodworking

Triangle puzzle

Author: Rea Gibson
Published: February March 2004

This is a put-together puzzle that is very challenging.

The puzzle consists of three layers of triangles, and triangle parts.

When solved, the end grain of each triangle (of the top layer) faces the outside of the hexagon (as shown).

Cut The Pieces

Cut out the pieces as shown.

Cut out 12 “A” pieces

Cut out 3 “B” pieces

Cut out 2 “C” pieces

Cut out 7 “D” pieces

Cut out 6 “E” pieces

Cut out a piece of 1/4″ plywood, in the shape of a hexagon 4 3/4″ wide, for the bottom of the hexagon box and use the “E” pieces to make the box. F, G, H, and J below, are made up from the pieces A, B, C and D, above.

Glue Up

Glue the pieces together as shown in fig. 2.

Glue up 4 “F” pieces

Glue up 2 “G” pieces

Glue up 2 “H” pieces

Glue up 1 “J” piece

Glue up sides and bottom of hexagon box.

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