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  • The Classical Wooden Knot Puzzle

    This puzzle has been around for years. I wouldn't be surprised if the first one was made by Noah, though the rumors of a certain Nazarene carpenter making them are probably false. But - however old the puzzle may be, it's always new to someone. They're easy to make and fun to watch folks figure them out, even tose who have seen them before.

    I sent my Christmas ornaments out this year as puzzles made from SpectraPly. All you have to do is add a hanger and they make nice ornaments.

    Anyway - here are patterns for 3/8" knots, 1/2 inch knots, and 3/4" knots. Alright, I included the instructions for them, too.

    Enjoy --

    Attached Files

    My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

  • #2
    Intriguing to look at and the instructions are a great help.
    Linda at


    • #3
      Very nice Tony and great instructions. Surprisingly I haven't seen this puzzle before.

      Does this make me younger than the image I see in the mirror?
      Jim in Mexico

      Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
      - Albert Einstein


      • #4
        Thank you tony I’ve never seen it before.
        Dewalt 788


        • #5
          Thank you for sharing Tony. I liked your use of the SpectraPly.
          Melanie from East TN


          • #6
            I gotta do it. I jus... I gotta do it!
            Hand me my finger, would you, please?


            • #7
              Very nice and very easy thanks


              • #8
                I saw that somewhere as I have the pattern on my stack to do for spring shows. That stack keeps getting higher and higher.

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