Interlocking - Star Of David

Star of David (Stewart Coffin)
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Star Of David (Tom Lensch)
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Star Of David (Lee Krasnow)
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Star Of David (Lee Krasnow)
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Designer:Stewart Coffin
Craftsman:Stewart Coffin (1st)
Tom Lensch (2nd))
Lee Krasnow (3rd & 4th)
Material:Mahogany (1st)
Purpleheart (2nd)
Teak (3rd)
Bubinga (4th)

The Star of David is in the same family as the Diagonal Burr and its many variations made by Stewart. It uses six dissimilar and non-symmetrical pieces. This unusual puzzle assembles into three different geometrical shapes having an axis of symmetry, as well as other shapes having no apparent symmetry. A difficult puzzle. The 3rd and 4th photographs show the Star of David in one of its alternate symmetrical assemblies. Stewart made 50 from 1981 to 1983 and 10 of a simpler version in 1990. Numbers 37 and 37A in his numbering system.
More information in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections