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A Variety Of Handcrafted Hidden And Not So Hidden Maze Puzzles To Tease The Mind.
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Walnut, Cherry, and Maple.
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Revealed Mazes are now offered!

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Revealed version #1 solution.

Reward #1 $25 A 3" x 3" x 1." Revealed Pocket Maze Puzzle in Walnut, Cherry, or Maple. (Group #1 woods)

Reward #4 A 3" x 3" x 1" Revealed Pocket Maze Puzzle in Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, or Bocote from Group #2 Woods.

Reward #6 A 3" x 3" x 3" Revealed Maze Puzzle in Walnut, Cherry, or Maple from Group #1 woods.

Reward #7 A 3" x 3" x 3" Revealed Maze Puzzle in Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, and Bocote. (Group #2 woods)

Reward #10 A 3" x 3" x 3" Revealed Maze Puzzle in Flame Box Elder or Black Ash Burl  from Group #3 woods.

Reward #13 A 3" x 3" x 3" Revealed Maze Puzzle in Amboyna Burl from Group #4 woods.

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

 Group 1.

Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Malaysian Blackwood, Wenge, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, and Bocote.
Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Malaysian Blackwood, Wenge, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, and Bocote.

Group 2.

Black Ash Burl and Flame Box Elder.
Black Ash Burl and Flame Box Elder.

 Group 3.

Exhibition Amboyna and Honduran Rosewood Burls.
Exhibition Amboyna and Honduran Rosewood Burls.

 Group 4.

My Purpose: I am Marcus Allred and the purpose of my project is to develop new puzzle designs and assist in providing better quality tools to create better puzzles.

My Dream: This has been my ambition to provide portable puzzles that will stimulate the eye as well as the brain. I began efforts on a basic design many years ago. That design took a lot of labor to produce and was not as visually appealing as I had hoped. As time has passed and ideas have blossomed my maze puzzles have become a work of art that I greatly enjoy sharing. 

My Puzzles: I now am able to offer several varieties of Hidden Maze Puzzles: The Lunatic Hidden, Stretched Hidden, Ice Cream Sandwich and the Hidden Pocket Edition. I have also selected several exotic woods from around the globe to help stimulate the minds eye. 

Production: I design and produce my puzzles in my Shop/Garage. I continually work to improve my designs and stretch my capabilities. Often this requires more tools to be effective.

Check out this review from Kevin Sadler's PuzzleMad Blog!

http://www.puzzlemad.co.uk/2014/04/cast-w-u-and-an-maze-ing-update.html

Burl - Some Maze Puzzles are offered in Burl woods. Burls are an unusual growth on a tree which may have been caused by injury or stress. The beautiful figured grain of a burl can often be described as Eye, Lace, or Curly figure. 

How To Play: With the two steel bearing inside, these mazes can 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. 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:  

Reward #2 $30 A 3" x 3" x 1" Hidden Pocket Maze Puzzle in Walnut, Cherry, or Maple. (Group #1 woods)

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Reward #3 $40 A 3" x 3" x 1" Hidden Pocket Maze Puzzle in Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Malaysian Blackwood, Wenge, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, or Bocote. (Group #2 Woods)

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Reward #3 Walnut Burl With Red Mallee Burl Trim.
Reward #3 Walnut Burl With Red Mallee Burl Trim.

Reward #3 $50 The Lunatic Hidden Pocket Edition. This puzzle is offered in one maze pattern in Walnut Burl with Red Mallee Burl Trim. Dimensions: ~ 3" x 3" x 1" 

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Reward #5 $85 A 3" x 3" x 3" Hidden Maze Puzzle in Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Malaysian Blackwood, Wenge, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, and Bocote. (See group #2 woods)

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Reward #8 $90 A 6" x 3" x 1.5" Ice Cream Sandwich Hidden Maze Puzzle in Walnut Burl with Maple Burl trim. This maze pattern is limited to 10. 

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Reward #9 $150 A 6" x 3" x 3" Stretched Hidden Maze Puzzle in Walnut Burl, Cherry Burl, Maple Burl, Malaysian Blackwood, Wenge, Black and White Ebony, Cocobolo, and Bocote. The first five puzzles selected from this category will be in a limited edition pattern and numbered 1 of 16. (Group #2 woods)

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Reward #11 $180 A 6" x 3" x 3" Stretched Hidden Maze Puzzle in Flame Box Elder or Black Ash Burl with a Walnut Core. Each Stretched Hidden Maze Puzzle will be signed and designated 1 of16 and so on. (Group #3 woods)

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Reward #12 $300 A 6" x 3" x 3" Stretched Hidden Maze Puzzle in Exhibition Amboyna Burl or Honduran Rosewood Burl with a Walnut Core. This Streched Hidden Maze Puzzle will be signed and designated 1 of 16.

Risks and challenges

My biggest risks are from premature tool wear and equipment failure.

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