The Dovetailed Knot is a Burr
puzzle. It was designed by Frans de Vreugd (A designer from the Netherlands) for the IPPs
in August 2000.
6 uniquely cut wooden pieces make up this large Burr. Each piece has two Dove
tail cuts on either end, making them interlocking. The pieces are well made. The end-grain
has been sanded smooth, and the glue joints are precise and strong.
We rate this puzzle as difficult, in both assembly and disassembly.
A mechanical puzzle is a self-contained object, composed
of one or more parts, which involves a problem for one person to solve by manipulation
using logic, reasoning, insight, luck, and/or dexterity. - Jerry Slocum