Quirky Puzzles

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“The Accident”  

            £60.00 

Approx. 100mm. pot which lies on its side and appears to have spilt an irregular shaped puzzle of sycamore. The puzzle comes disassembled with the pieces in the pot. Puzzle pieces are approx. 8mm. thick.

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“Egg on Toast”  

            £75.00

A life-like replica of fried egg on toast. The egg, itself a puzzle, is made from amarillo and sycamore, and sits in a mahogany tray shaped like curled burnt toast. Size approx.170mm. x 110mm. Puzzle pieces are approx. 8mm. thick.

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“Hamburger”

£80

A life-sized bun containing a burger with cheese and lettuce. The puzzle is revealed by lifting the top bun. Diameter approx. 100mm.

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"Waiter!"  

            £90.00

Approx. 150mm. dia. soup bowl in ash, inset with a pear wood puzzle, complete with a sycamore and ebony fly. A lacewood spoon rests in the soup. Puzzle pieces are approx. 10mm. thick.

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“Egg-zamine”

            £90.00

Magnifying glass in walnut and sycamore zooms in on a section of fried egg in amarello and sycamore. The egg is securely held in the tray and the part that is under the “glass” is slightly raised to give the effect of being magnified. Size approx. 160x100mm. Made to order only.

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“What the Butler Saw”

            £95.00

Through the key hole, a bedroom scene is depicted along with what might be a body! Size approx. 175mm. in diam. Solution provided. Puzzle pieces vary in thickness approx. 7 - 9mm.

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“Soft Cheese”   

            £95.00

Approx. 190mm. plate in iroko with a wedge of oozing brie made from sycamore and jelutong with a lacewood and rosewood cheese knife on the side. Puzzle pieces are approx. 9mm. thick.

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“Fruit Cake”  

            £95.00

Approx. 150mm. plate of maple and iroko with a piece of fruit cake, made from sapele, amarillo and sycamore. The cake contains a 15 piece jigsaw cut puzzle. The puzzle pieces are approx. 10mm. thick. A lacewood knife is placed to one side.

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“Temptation”

           £100.00

A solid slice of layered chocolate cake with cream topping, surrounded by excess cream cut as a puzzle. A carved dessert knife sits alongside the cream. The plate is approx. 150mm. in dia. Puzzle pieces are approx. 8mm. thick.

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“Cheese and Ham”
                

           
£100.00

A multi-layered sandwich with knife sits on a turned plate approx.160mm.in diam. The puzzle is revealed by lifting the top layer of the sandwich. Made to order only.

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Chocolate Sundae”

            £100.00

The concealed puzzle, consisting of 2 layers in identical woods, is exposed by lifting the cherry! . Approx. dimensions 90mm. in dia., Ht. 130mm. Made to order only.

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“Plate of Biscuits”

            £100.00

Set on a plate are 5 well known biscuits true to size (Jammy Dodger, Custard Cream, Bourbon, Chocolate digestive and Fruit shortcake). Each one contains a puzzle. The plate measures approx. 150mm in dia. Puzzle pieces approx. 5 - 6mm. deep.

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“Cafe Creme”  

            £110.00

Approx. 125mm. dia. coffee cup and saucer in iroko with a light band around the edge. It is inset with an American walnut puzzle and a swirl of sycamore cream. The lacewood spoon rests in a hole in the cream. It comes with two sycamore sugar cubes on the saucer. The puzzle is a single layer with pieces approx. 10mm. thick.

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“Expresso”   

            £115.00

Approx. 100mm. dia. coffee cup and saucer in ash with a band around the edge made of pear wood. It is inset with a 3 dimensional puzzle in American walnut with two mints on the saucer, one half eaten.

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“Wafer Thin”

            £130.00

The salami slice appears wafer thin but is in fact a tray of puzzle pieces (7-8mm thick) made from 3 different woods. The main salami has a flat base and is solid. It has the same pattern as the slice and therefore provides the solution to what is a difficult puzzle! A detailed knife made of 3 woods lies alongside. Size approx. 150mm x 120mm.

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“Soft Boiled”

            £125.00

The life sized cracked open egg contains a dripping yoke surrounded by a single layer puzzle (not difficult ) as the white of the egg. Saucer approx. 125mm. in dia. Made to order only.

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“Tea and Biscuits”  

            £130.00

Approx. 150mm. dia. tea cup and saucer in ash with an iroko band around the edge. The tea is a layer of pear with a lacewood spoon resting in a hole. One biscuit is American walnut with a sycamore sandwich and the 'jammy dodger' is beech with a sycamore sandwich and a tulipwood 'jam'. The tea puzzle is a single layer with pieces approx. 10mm. thick. Biscuit pieces approx. 5mm.

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“Time Slipping Away”  

            £160.00

A sloping clock, with a distorted face oozing out at the bottom, influenced by Salvador Dali's clocks. The clock measures approx. 180mm. x 110mm. and is made of sapele and sycamore with ebony hands and time dots. Puzzle pieces are approx. 8mm. thick. with the ebony pieces being a little thicker.

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“Piece of Cake”

           £295.00

The life sized cake is set on a pedestal with a cake knife aside. The puzzle is found in the over generous layer of filling and is revealed by lifting the top layer of the cake. The cut piece of cake is solid. Size of cake is approx. 150mm. in dia. Made to order only.
 

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