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The Slider by Jerry McFarland
Photo courtesy of Puzzle Paradise Gallery
Name
The Slider
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
3x3x3"
Year
1962 (Modified in 2010)
Cost
$80 (Original Price)
Availability
Not Available
Type
# of Pieces
18 + Pin
Material
Walnut
Objective
Take apart and reassemble the 18-piece burr
IPP Exchange
Puzzle
Exchanged by Bill Cutler at
IPP30 (July 2010 - Osaka)

"The original design of The Slider was done in the early 1960's. The puzzle looks like a standard 18-piece burr (which I had not seen before at the time I designed it). To unlock the burr, one needs to move three pieces in different directions at the same time (coordinate motion). I used slant cuts to enforce this. In 2010 I decided to use this design as the basis for my souvenir puzzle. The puzzle was made more difficult by adding a locking pin and magnet." -Bill Cutler