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Old 06-01-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Pretty cool 3D snake puzzle

I haven't had much time for the scrollsaw or the forum here over the last couple weeks, but I thought I'd drop by and share this one little fun project that I did piddle around with. I have a pattern that I got off the web for a 3D fish puzzle key chain, which I've made several of, and then I saw pics of Peter Chapman's amazing work and got the idea from him for a snake puzzle. I just free handed my own pattern of the snake and applied the same 3D puzzle concept, rules, and techniques as the fish uses to the snakes body. Mr. Chapman makes several models from various exotic woods from 20 inches-5 feet long, and price ranges from $60-$300. I've made about three of these now, and the longest (which is the one pictured here) is only 15 inches.

Sorry the pics aren't the best. The middle one is of the puzzle taken apart and stretched out with the pieces in order. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, the eye acts as a key and locks it all together. The longer the snake, the more "slitherability" it will have. These are fun to make, give it a try!
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That's cool!
I've made some of the fish - may have to try the snake.
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Very nice work Matt, I have done the lizard.
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I really like the snake Matt but I have to ask who uses the box of 48 crayons? ahh just kidding I couldn't help myself
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I really like the snake Matt but I have to ask who uses the box of 48 crayons? ahh just kidding I couldn't help myself
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Oh no Matt!!The secrets out!!! (LOL)

I wish I could "piddle" and make something that neat! Glad your getting some time to play before ya ship out again.

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Nice work Matt. That looks like quite a challenge!
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I really like the snake Matt but I have to ask who uses the box of 48 crayons? ahh just kidding I couldn't help myself
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Uh oh! Guess you caught me

lol

Thanks Jerry. I've got a couple other projects I'm working on scrolling now. I'm having to just cut a little here and there, but it's better than nothing.

BTW, is your son still scrolling? I never got to see a pic of his first project. Did he git er done?
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Nice work Matt, I like it
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Your snake looks fantastic!!!
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I'm not big on snakes but that one is really cool. Pat
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