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Kim NoPack Canarywood.jpg
Kim NoPack by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Kim NoPack
Limited to
37
Manufacturer
Dimensions
4.0 x 4.0 x 4.0"
Year
2008
Cost
$63
Availability
Not Available
Type
# of Pieces
10 + Box
Material
Walnut (Box), Canarywood/Jatoba/Pau Amerillo (Pieces)
Objective
Pack all 10 pieces into the box

"Ronald is one of my favorite designers out there. He has a talent for puzzles which are not only challenging, but also very aesthetically pleasing. Kim NoPack is no exception. Using a simple set consisting of ten pieces he has devised a puzzle which is tricky and interesting to solve. While the pieces are symmetrical (two pairs of mirrored sets plus an outlier), the solution is decidedly non-symmetrical. There are several interlocking/shift moves involved in finding the unique solution. Crafted from fine Walnut with traditional joinery, I was very pleased with the accurate tolerances this puzzle produced. The box is .02 oversize, and when you put the final piece in, the air which it displaces lifts up the adjacent piece like a hydraulic mechanism. Made me smile the first time it happened :)" -Eric Fuller

This puzzle also inspired Tom Jolly to design a puzzle called Packulier.