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----- Just added! Reward 6.) A traditional Sandwich Hidden Maze Puzzle in Snakewood and Buckeye Burl trim. Measures approximately 6" x 3" x 1.5".

The Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle is a variety of more complex puzzles with more tightly packed paths to get your sense lost and turned around. These puzzle are initially available in two sizes and three different woods.

Previous work.
Previous work.

 Here is some of my previous work all done with my hand coming within millimeters of the router bit.

Walnut, Cherry, and Maple Burls.
Walnut, Cherry, and Maple Burls.

 Walnut, Cherry, and Maple Burls are the current three woods being offered with this project.

My Purpose: I am Marcus Allred a simple woodworker looking to develop new puzzle designs and moving my woodworking hobby into something more. The funding target on this project will allow me to aquire a vital tool to complete this level of detailed work safely.  My current tools have proved unsafe as the process brings my hands far to close to the cutting tools with little to no protection. 

My Dream: Woodworking has been my ambition but has not been sufficient in supporting a big family. I began dabbling in efforts to create a unique puzzle almost 15 years ago. The first designs were labor intensive and not visually appealing. As time has passed my puzzle designing and building skills have intensely improved. My mazes have really blossomed into not only a fun game but an eye-popping piece of art as well. My dream is to continuing provide portable puzzles that will stimulate the eye as well as the brain.

My Puzzles: I now am able to offer many varieties of puzzles. Initially  only the Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle is available in Maple, Walnut and Cherry Burls. Other woods and puzzle designs may be added as stretch goals though out the project. Special build limited and signed to 1 of 1 may also become available. 

Production: Production takes place currently in my designated work space my wonderful wife has allowed me to make a sawdust playground, our garage. Each evening I continually work to improve my designs and stretch my capabilities. More tools have proved to be needed to be more efficient and safe in production.

Burl - You will notice that most mazes are offered in burl. Burls are an unusual growth on a tree. These growths may or may not have been caused by injury or stress. The beautiful grain of a burl can often be described as Eye or Lace figure.

How To Play: Two steel bearings inside these mazes enable the puzzle to be played many different ways.

A few ways include:

1. Traditional - Both bearings needing to make it from one end to the next.

2. Each ball must make it to opposite ends to completed the game.

3. Each ball must make it to opposite ends to completed the game and without either ball touching while en route.

4. (Not yet offered) In Revealed puzzle each ball must make it to opposite ends without returning to the point of origin, or in other words each ball can not reach the others destination. And any other way that your creative mind can conjure!

REWARDS:

#1.) A hand written thank you to express my appreciation in helping to complete this project. $10

#2)  A hand written thank you along with a small burl token to express my appreciation in helping to complete this project. $25

#3)  Maze Pattern #1. One Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle with Maple, Cherry, Or Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 3" x 3" x 3". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 30 $100

4.)  Maze Pattern #2. One Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle with Maple, Cherry, Or Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 3" x 3" x 3". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 30 $100

5.)  Maze Pattern #1. One Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle with Maple, Cherry, Or Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 3" x 3" x 3". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 30 $100

6.)  A traditional Sandwich Hidden Maze Puzzle in Snakewood and Buckeye Burl trim. Measures approximately 6" x 3" x 1.5".

7.) Large Maze Pattern #1. One Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle with Maple, Cherry, Or Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 4" x 4" x 4". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 15 $200

8.)  Large Maze Pattern #2. One Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle with Maple, Cherry, Or Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 4" x 4" x 4". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 15 $200

9.)  Large Maze Pattern #3. One Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzle with Maple, Cherry, Or Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 4" x 4" x 4". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 15 $200

10.)  Maze Patterns #1, #2, and #3. Three Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzles with Maple, Cherry, and Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 3" x 3" x 3". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 30 $275

11.)  Large Maze Patterns #1, #2, and #3. Three Fourth Dimension Lunatic Maze Puzzles with Maple, Cherry, and Walnut Burl exteriors. Puzzle Measures Approximately 4" x 4" x 4". Each Puzzle Will Be Signed and Numbered. 1 of 15 $550

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A few Cherry Burl Puzzles mixed in this group shot.
A few Cherry Burl Puzzles mixed in this group shot.
Maple Burl 3" x 3" x 1.5"
Maple Burl 3" x 3" x 1.5"
Walnut Burl 6" x 3" x 3"
Walnut Burl 6" x 3" x 3"
Walnut and Maple Burls 6" x 3" x 1.5"
Walnut and Maple Burls 6" x 3" x 1.5"
Maple Burl 3" x 3" x 3"
Maple Burl 3" x 3" x 3"
Cherry Burl Revealed Maze Puzzle (not yet offered)
Cherry Burl Revealed Maze Puzzle (not yet offered)
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