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S/M 24 by Jerry McFarland
Photo courtesy of Bill Cutler
Name
S/M 24
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
6.0 x 6.0 x 6.0"
Year
1987
Cost
$140
Availability
Occasionally Available
Type
# of Pieces
24
Material
Walnut / Walnut, Maple, Cherry
Objective
Take apart and reassemble the 24 pieces into the S/M 24

"For most burr shapes, such as the 6-piece burr, if you have no internal holes, then the first piece that moves will come out all the way. This is because the burr shape is 'rectilinearly convex'. This is not true for the standard 24-piece burr shape. I decided to design a 24-piece burr in which: 1) there are no internal holes 2) the pieces are all notchable 3) many moves are required to remove the first piece

Here is the result of several weeks of design effort, using computer programs to assist in the process." -Bill Cutler