I was at a local bookstore and saw some wooden puzzles on my way out and the Tangram Hexiamond puzzle caught my eye.

Each piece can be made of up 6 equilateral triangles, and consists of 12 pieces all unique with their own names.

The bar, crook, crown, sphinx, snake, yacht, chevron, signpost, lobster, hook, hexagon, and butterfly.

After drawing the shapes I looked for repetitive shapes that would simplify the process.

In making this I came across a few challenges like how to accurately and safely cut so many small pieces. 

Using a crosscut sled, I had a scrap piece of wood cut at 30 degrees that would allow me to cut the angles needed.

Using the cut off rotated 90 degrees allows me a positive stop with a 123 block letting me set my length and make those repetitive cuts and prevent any bidding as these little pieces would surely catch the blade and if not get damaged fly into your face.

If there is some demand I may create a digital drawing.


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My name is Adam Patterson and I am located in Canada. By day, I am a full-time web developer, but in my spare time, I love to make stuff. In my videos, you will find a variety of woodworking projects that I have created out of recycled and found materials. As a father and mountain biker, I enjoy spending time outdoors and capturing my adventures through photography.

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