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Square-Rod Dodecaplex

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Square-Rod Dodecaplex by Bill Cutler
Photo courtesy of Bill Cutler
Name
Square-Rod Dodecaplex
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
10.0"
Year
1978
Cost
$150
Availability
Available
# of Pieces
30
Material
Walnut, Cherry, Maple
Objective
Disassemble and reassemble the 30 pieces into the shape shown

"This burr has 5 rods in each of 6 directions. I think of this design as having rods perpendicular to the sides of a regular dodecahedron. In an analagous fashion, one might think of the 6-piece burr as having rods perpendicular to a cube; and the Hectix/Hexsticks puzzle of Stewart Coffin (or my Hexagonal Porcupine) as having rods perpendicular to the sides of a regular tetrahedron or a regular octahedron. The rods in this puzzle should more properly be pentagonal in cross-section, but this would be harder to manufacture." -Bill Cutler