The Pin-Hole Puzzle Set
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  • Designer:
Stewart Coffin
  • Material:
Not yet crafted
In one of his booklets, coffin describes a nice puzzle set made by expanding Pin-Hole Puzzle concept.

It uses this five type of pieces:

called Pin, Bar, Elbow, Cross and Link.

The first step of disassembly is to remove the locking pin and then the remaining pieces come out one by one.

All the more advanced probles a made up of two or more basic modules.

  • Double and Offset Pair


Offset Pair

This each requiers: 2 Pins, 1 Bar, 4 Crosses, 5 Elbows and 1 Link.

An alternate version of the Double requieres: 2 pins, 4 Crosses, 4 Elbows and 2 Links.


Double

 

  • Triple and Right Angle


Triple

They each requiere: 3 Pins, 1 Bar, 6 Crosses, 7 Elbows and 2 Links.

The triple can be extended by modules ading for each one: 1 Pin, 2 Crosses, 2 Elbows and 1 Link.

The Right Angle has another version more difficult made up of: 3 Pins, 6 Crosses, 6 Elbows and 3 Links.


Right Angle

 

  • Tetra-Modules


Square

All this can be made with the same set, consisting of: 4 Pins, 1 Bar, 8 Crosses, 9 Elbows and 3 Links; and alternately (and more difficult) with 4 Pins, 8 Crosses, 8 Elbows and 4 Links.


Twist


Ell


Corner


Zig-Zag

 

  • Grand- Cross

This seven-moduled requieres 7 Pins, 1 Bar, 12 Crosses, 17 Elbows and 6 Links. This one is a real challange.

Piece Summary

Model Pins Bars Crosses Elbows Links
Basic 1 1 2 3 -
Offset Pair 2 1 4 5 1
Double
2 - 4 4 2
Triple 3 1 6 7 2
Right Angle
3 - 6 6 3
Square
Corner
Twist
Ell
ZigZag
4 1 8 9 3
4 - 8 8 4
Grand Cross 7 1 12 17 6

 

 
CGN, 2001, 2002

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Last modified: 2002-09-16

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