Henpecked – #37 – Vintage Retrofit Puzzle

Henpecked - #37 - Vintage Retrofit Puzzle

Henpecked – #37 – Vintage Retrofit Puzzle Only One Available! This beautiful hardwood box with exotic wood inlay is packing a 7 moves to open ‘stem to stern’ style mechanical puzzle mechanism. Stem to Stern means that there is no internal space for storage or further mechanisms. There is no information on who made this box originally, or where it was made.When Kelly Snache was building the internal parts for this design he was struck at how some parts reminded him of a couple of hens, and so Henpecked seemed to be the natural fit for a name. Internal parts are made from Bloodwood, Zebrawood, Maple, American Holly, Walnut and Purpleheart.This puzzle marks the 34th vintage retrofit design in a planned series of 100 crazy conundrums all made into vintage wood boxes. These designs can often inspire future runs and allow the mind to wander while scoping out new possibilites for mechanical mayhem.Made from Purpleheart, Maple, Mahoghany, Walnut, American Holly, Curly Maple, Wenge, Bloodwood and Zebrawood.Dimensions: 6 1/4″ Wide x 8 1/4″ long x 3 3/4″ high. Designed by: Kelly Snache

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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