Maker Faire

Precision woodworking for interlocking puzzles

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Arts

Day/Time:

Location: To be determined

My exhibit table will have several super precision wooden and metal interlocking puzzles and secret opening boxes on display, including a few that will be available for hands-on-playing-with by fairegoers. I will also have on display a few of the custom built tools and jigs that I use in my work.

Related site: http://leekrasnow.com/

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Lee Krasnow
Pacific Puzzleworks

I am a 26 year old puzzlemaker -- I design, make, and sell super precision wooden and metal interlocking puzzles and secret opening boxes. Several of my designs have won prominent recognition in elite puzzle competitions around the world, and I am widely regarded as one of the finest craftsmen and designers of mechanical puzzles alive today. My highly unusual profession requires that I am constantly adapting my production techniques in order to come up with clever ways to implement a wide range of diabolical mechanisms and mathematical interlocking principles. I combine traditional woodworking techniques with modern CNC metalworking technology, and have recently even begun to use rapid prototyping (3D printing) as a way to create jigs and other cutting fixtures which would otherwise be preventatively difficult to construct.