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Pieces Of Eight by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Pieces Of Eight
Alternative Names
The Eight-piece Cube Puzzle
Reference
Stewart Coffin's Design No.77
The Eight-piece Cube Puzzle (p162 The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections)
Pieces-of-Eight (p169 Geometric Puzzle Design)
Limited to
30 (Eric Fuller)
1 - Bocote Version
Dimensions
2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5"
Year
1980
Interlocking Puzzles (2005)
Eric Fuller (July 2007)
Cost
Availability
Not Available
# of Pieces
8
Material
Stewart Coffin: Mahogany
Eric Fuller: Cherry (Box), Various Hardwoods
Objective
Assemble the 8 pieces into a cube


A single wood version has 7 solutions. Each of these solutions also has a an additional symmetric solution.

"This is another puzzle I have always wanted to have a copy of. When I first started collecting, I was not a woodworker and had no way to make myself a copy. I never could find a copy of the "Pieces of Eight" puzzle for sale, and now I know why. It's *really* difficult and time consuming to make. Pick one up while you can, because I am never making these again! That said, I'm glad I did complete this project. While not overly difficult, this puzzle is simply fun to play with and has a very interesting look to it once assembled." -Eric Fuller