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Logan Kleinwaks Mechanical Puzzles

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Logan Kleinwaks is a puzzle designer from the USA who has produced many fantastic looking interlocking burr puzzles. Logan has been designing puzzles since 2010, mainly of the interlocking variety, but also sliding block puzzles, puzzle boxes, pattern matching puzzles, packing puzzles, and a few strategy games. Logan tells us he would like to see happen/be a part of in the puzzle world:

1. Distributed computing effort to explore large puzzle spaces and find exceptionally difficult or interesting puzzles.

2. Small-scale puzzle production in one of the least developed countries in the world, with experienced puzzle designer providing designs to local craftsmen who could significantly increase their annual incomes by producing just a few puzzles per year. Designs would take into consideration the craftsmen’s skills, materials, and tools, so that, for example, high precision would not be required and there would be space for decorative embellishment in the local artistic tradition. Might partner with a local NGO to assist with disbursements of payments, export, quality control, etc.

3. Designing puzzles to aid research into mental benefits of puzzling, logical thinking, memory training, etc.

4. Collaborative design with other puzzle designers, especially with charity benefit puzzles.

Favourite difficult puzzle: Two Burrs in a Corner, made by Eric Fuller — this is his favourite puzzle with use of exotic woods.

Favourite accessible challenge: Fusion I, made by Eric Fuller and Maurice Vigoroux.

Favourite currently available for purchase: Six Iberian Lynxes + All Iberian Lynxes, sold by Bernhard Schweitzer of PuzzleWood, made by the new Pelikan Workshop.

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Website

A good range of Logan’s puzzles can be obtained at Puzzlemaster. And also ay Arteludes and Knobelspiel. You can also visit his personal website at LogicandSkill.

Logan Kleinwaks Puzzles

A guide to the puzzles of Logan Kleinwaks.

Bookend Burr Caged Burr Clamped Burr
Constrained Burrs Cold Fusion Cornered Burr
Fusion Fusion 1 Inequality
Looped Burr Lynxes of Portugal Lynxes of Spain
Our Common Goal Six Iberian Lynxes Two Burrs in a Corner

*TheMetagrobologist most wanted. Do you have a copy to sell/trade? Email or PM us on our Facebook Page.
** Also designed by Mineyuki Uyematsu

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