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Disjointed Cube by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Disjointed Cube
Alternative Names
Accordion Cube
Limited to
30
Manufacturer
Dimensions
2.75"
Year
October 2012
Cost
$79
Availability
Not Available
# of Pieces
5
Material
Holly, Canarywood, Sapele, Zebrawood, Walnut
Objective
Disassemble and reassemble the 5 pieces into the cube shape shown


"Originally designed by Mineyuki Uyematsu, this puzzle was also independantly discovered some years later by Ken Irvine. Since it's so difficult to establish whether or not a puzzle is truly new or not, Ken was unaware of Mine's previous discovery, and in fact the overlap was not discovered until this production run was completed. I originally saw the puzzle because Ken was walking around IPP this summer with a box full of puzzles he had designed. They were all very good, but a couple in particular I found very interesting. The 'Accordion' cube grabbed me immediately. Disassembly is very tricky - all five pieces move on the same axis, but nothing seems to want to come apart. Very devious and fun design. Thanks to Ken for letting me make a batch!

Assembly is very good on these, with a nice fit that should be fairly tolerant of most weather conditions. It was around 65% humidity in the shop when I made them, and I purposefully had them fit a bit loose to allow for some expansion. A nice selection of exotic hardwoods, each piece beveled, each puzzle signed and dated...what's not to like! 30 copies made for sale. " -Eric Fuller