Interlocking - Sphinx

Sphinx (Stewart Coffin)
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Sphinx - Side 1 (Bart Buie)
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Sphinx - Side 2 (Bart Buie)
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Designer:Stewart Coffin
Craftsman:Stewart Coffin (1st)
Bart Buie (2nd)
Material:Oak (1st)
Pequia Amarello , Pernambaco , Fishtail Oak, Lacewood, Goncalo Alves, Camphorwood, Bloodwood, African Olivewood, Nicaragua Rosewood, Macassar Ebony, Gaboon Ebony, Pink Ivory, Wenge, Wenge (bleached), Bocote, Cocobolo, Morado, Tulipwood, Black Palm, Zebrawood, Padauk, Koa, Canarywood, Narra Rosewood, Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry), Imbua (Brazilian Walnut), Purpleheart, Bubinga, Bois de Rose & Tarara (2nd & 3rd)

Sphinx is an improved version of the Saturn puzzle. The Sphinx can be made in different woods like Jupiter, but this one is all one species, making an already difficult puzzle even more so. When stewart wrote The Puzzling World Of Polyhedral Dissections, he commented that he did not know if a scrambled version of the Jupiter puzzle with twelve dissimilar pieces and a single solution could be made. This is it.
The bottom two photographs are a Sphix made from 30 different exotic hardwoods by Bart Buie. The different woods make it fairly easy to assemble.
Number 7 in Stewart's numbering system.
More information in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections