Put-Together - Melting Block

Melting Block
Larger Photograph (74.9K)

Melting Block
Larger Photograph (29.3K)
Designer:Thomas H. O'Beirne
Craftsman:Tom Lensch (1st)
Jerry McFarland (2nd)
Material:Box and Lid: Mahogany, Pieces: Holly, Bubinga, Walnut, Ebony, Satinwood, Padauk, Cardinal, Purpleheart & Canary
Pieces:9, plus the box

The puzzle is usually presented as shown in the second photograph with the "extra" block not assembled into the puzzle. The pieces in the box create a regular rectangular solid with no internal voids. In the third photograph, all of the pieces are in the box. Quite a remarkable dissection.