This puzzle is very similar to Dumb-bell puzzle. For craft tips you can read Dumb-bell puzzle. The aim of the puzzle is removing the ring.
If you want make your own puzzle this small drawing can help you,
Hello again after long time. I can’t find time to enter to my workshop for long time. A few days ago I found this wooden bee spoons for a very cheap price (almost wood price) in a local shop discount and I bought them for making this easy and well known puzzle with a different funny theme. The aim of this puzzle as puzzle name says to free small wooden bee. (or a ring if you like). Puzzle pieces are here,
The bee is made of two piece and has a function like a ring. If you are lazy like me you can use a ring instead of making a wooden bee. I cut the bee from 3 mm plywood and mahogany ring piece was a small scrap on my workshop desk (about 20x15x15 mm)I glued the bee. I drilled 3 mm holes to the bottom of honey spoons.
If you want make your own puzzles my approximate dimensions are here,
If you can find cheap honey spoons you can make a simplified version of this puzzle as lollipop puzzle.
Another variation of three hole puzzle that I made . Puzzle pieces and approximate dimensions are here,
For solution and detailed rope arrangement photos you can download or preview my free PDF file from here. (1.27 MB on secure server box.com).
This is my variation for three hole puzzle. This puzzle is more difficult to solve. The aim of the puzzle is removing center bead from the system. My dimensions for this puzzle is here.
For rope arrangement and solution I hope these photos will be enough.
If you change the rope arrangement you can make a different version of this puzzle, Here version 02 of this puzzle,
Hello to all puzzle friends. After long time finally I can enter to my workshop for a few new puzzles. I was made this puzzle long time ago. This is a very easy puzzle. This puzzle may be a start point for beginners. the aim of the puzzle is removing the bead from the system. After making this puzzle I found this very simple and I decided to make a few variations more difficult. I will share them also with you. If you want make this puzzle my dimensions are here,
I made this puzzle from a 3 mm thick wood piece. But wood thickness isn’t critical. You can use something between 3-10 mm. My bead diameter is about 20 mm. Bead diameter must be smaller than hole diameter. Rope arrangement and solution is below.
I made this puzzle also long time ago. If you turn this photo (or this puzzle) upside down, you will see this puzzle is exactly same with African ball puzzle. The aim of this puzzle is transferring the ring to the opposite side. This puzzle is very nice for making as a coffee table puzzle. It looks nice, very easy to make and difficult to solve for your visitors and friends. My puzzle dimensions are here,
If you are planing to make one as a coffee table puzzle you can make a little bigger. I made wooden ring from a wooden dough roller. You can cut it with a scroll saw or you can make something square etc. Rope arrangement is visible from photo. Two end of the rope are fixed to base.
The summer is hot and I am very lazy. I found a lot of small string puzzles in my puzzle storage box. This puzzles are easy to make. I made this puzzle long time ago with very limited workshop possibilities. I bought wooden balls from a craft store. The rod that connect two ball is 10 mm round ready stock. And I made for wooden ring from a wooden dough roller. The aim of this puzzle is removing the ring.
If you want make your own puzzle this small drawing can help you for dimensions.
If you can find wooden beads, you can cut wooden round disks and you can make a puzzle looking like a barbell. This may be a different and nice design.