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Welcome the gallery of PuzzleWood.
Here you can see puzzles in various catagories.
Professor Hoffman, in his book "Puzzles Old and New" published in 1893 in London, described the problem of classifying puzzles as follows:

"The chief difficulties I have found in compiling the present collection have been nomenclature and classification. In view of the varieties of taste, some preferring a mathematical, some a mechanical problem - one person a trial of skill, another an exercise of patience - it seemed desirable to have as many categories as possible. On the other hand, the more numerous the divisions, the more difficult does it become to assign a given puzzle definitely to one or another. In many instances, the same item might, with equal propriety, be classed under either of several categories."

About half of Professor Hoffman's book dealt with mechanical puzzles. The remainder with mathematical, logic and similar puzzles. In 1996, Puzzles Old and New by Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans was the first significant book published dealing solely with mechanical puzzles. This book established a classification that has been used by subsequent books and puzzle collectors. It is as follows:
Put Together - Take Apart - Interlocking - Disentanglement - Puzzle Vessels - Sequential Movements - Dexterity - Folding - Vanish - Impossible Objects

Most of the puzzles in my PuzzleWood fall into the Put Together, Take apart, and Interlocking categories because this is where most of the high-quality handcrafting in my collection takes place. The other categories will at least have one or more representative examples in my collections and I'll show them partly.
New Puzzles For April
Two wheeled Cube
Two wheeled Cube
Keyhole
Keyhole
Irene Alternate
Irene Alternate
Petit Puzzle
Petit Puzzle
All Tetra Sticks
All Tetra Sticks
Matador
Matador
Turnkey
Turnkey
Simple Sharp
Simple Sharp
Mysterious Galaxy
Mysterious Galaxy
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