As part of the puzzle contest found here:http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/...ad?thread=61714
I've put together the solution for my burr puzzle.
Burr puzzles have been around for a very long time, and maybe this is old hat to some of you, but this is a variation of a puzzle that I hand-made a few years ago. It's a locking burr puzzle, with a couple of moves at the end that keep it together in a bit more stable way than some burr puzzles. I'm not sure if this particular puzzle design and solution is totally unique to me, since it's really just a variation on a somewhat limited theme... but I did design this on my own, within the confines of a standard burr puzzle.
This would really be better to make in wood or maybe with a rapid prototype machine, but for the sake of this contest, where many people may be tinkering with this, I've settled on this sort of 3Dish presentation. The visuals were produced in 3DStudio Max version 9.
First and foremost, you should be looking at these pieces.
They should be assembled into this, a standard burr base.
And if you need a little extra help, there's a colored version here:http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/Sil...inalColored.pngBE WARNED! The rest of this thread is dedicated to a step by step solution, so if you want to puzzle this out for a bit, wait before scrolling further.
OK, the solution is below. I hope that you enjoyed this.