View Full Version : Machinist's Puzzles

12-22-2003, 04:12 PM
I may be suffering from CRS, but I seem to remember a post regarding a couple of quick and easy macninist's puzzles. One had to do with a bolt and a nut. I've done a search and ca't seem to find any such thing. does anyone have any ideas or can anyone point me in the right direction.

And, lest I forget, I want to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas and my hopes for a Prosperous New Year for you all.

Thrud, we're having meatloaf for Christmas dinner. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

John B

12-22-2003, 04:56 PM
He he, try these...


12-22-2003, 05:02 PM
Some of them are shown in Joe Martin's Sherline book on tabletop machining. One of those looks like a nut is welded onto a bolt yet you can separate the two.

Here's a link to another:



12-22-2003, 05:56 PM
Thanks Guys! That was it!

John B

John Stevenson
12-22-2003, 06:21 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jr45acp:
I may be suffering from CRS,</font>

Whats wrong with suffering with Cold Rolled Steel, you can make some wonderfull things out of this http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

John S.

Al Messer
12-22-2003, 09:38 PM
Meatloaf? Hummmm! Might not be bad---if you mix a jar of Picante sauce in with the other ingredients.

12-22-2003, 10:23 PM
Actually, we do Al!!! Yum, Yum!

John B

12-23-2003, 12:46 AM

You should get down on your hands and knees and THANK GOD ALMIGHTY that my sister ain't cookin' fer ya. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Or you might be wanting santa to bring new chompers for you and your kin, and maybe a stomach pump.

I happen to have a 3 speed stomach pump (variable displacement) if anyone does happen to catch a wiff of my sister's cooking this holiday season. You will know right away by the sudden and uncontrollable purging at both ends of your digestive tract...but I digress. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

Try these Burr puzzles for extra brain damage: http://www.research.ibm.com/BurrPuzzles/

make them in wood or metal, they would still be nifty!

[This message has been edited by Thrud (edited 12-22-2003).]

12-25-2003, 01:47 AM
Guys if you are interested in Burr puzzles try this web site after you visit the IBM site that thrud recommended.
www.johnrausch.com/PuzzleWorld (http://www.johnrausch.com/PuzzleWorld) Also get the CD "The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections." It will keep you busy for a few hours. The puzzles can be machined in Al or brass or even wood.
John Burchett