Spider Web Puzzle

Spider web puzzle

This is a well known classical disentanglement puzzle. The aim of this puzzle is to free the ring. I made only a graphical arrangement for this puzzle. This is a simple puzzle and very easy to make. With a good workshop possibilities you can make more than 50 puzzle in one day and may be a good gift for kids.

How to make your own spider web

First you can start by cutting a square wood piece. For this puzzle I used a square wood piece 60 x 60 x 8 mm. Dimensions of this puzzle aren’t critical. You can use any dimension according to your materials. I can say only min. 50 x 50 and max 75 x 75 mm may be a good dimension for playing. (min 2×2 inch and max 3×3 inch).Wood  thickness may be between 6 – 10 mm.

The template (Drawing 2) is for 60×60 mm square. You can save this picture, scale and print according to your material dimensions. After cutting a square , I cut four corners with a hand saw. Green lines show the outside of your square and hole centers. You can drill 10 mm holes (may be between 9-12 mm or bigger for a bigger puzzle). After sanding, you can draw your spider web and spider on the wood with a ball point pen. Don’t use ink pens. If you have a wood burning machine, burning on wood is the best way. And don’t forget adding feet for spider. For finish I applied a kind of lacquer mixed with thinner with an artistic brush. If you like you can use spray varnish.

And third drawing show rope arrangement. You can use a non elastic thick rope about 3 mm diameter. Beads must be bigger than your hole diameter. If you can find some wooden beads looking like a bug egg may be look better.

I used a small wooden ring. But you can use anything that you can find. If you like you can fix a small plastic fly on the ring with glue. Plastic flies are easy to find from fishing suppliers.

Spider web puzzle template
Solution
Take the loop 1, pass it from the hole 2 and after over the bead 3. Pull it back from the hole 2 and now the ring is free

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2 thoughts on “Spider Web Puzzle

  1. Rico

    Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in truth used to
    be a enjoyment account it. Look complicated to far
    brought agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

    Reply
    1. inkydays Post author

      According to your comment I guess that you have trouble with solution of this puzzle. Here there is a link. This puzzle is exactly same with spider web puzzle.
      http://www.futilitycloset.com/2008/04/06/the-prisoners-release-puzzle/
      This is an easy string puzzle for this reason there isn’t detailed drawings or photos for solution. I don’t know did you made it. But if you make it I am sure after a few try you will solve it.

      You can write me for your additional questions I will try to help you.You can communicate by writing a comment. I reply all comments. You can also write me an email. My email address is on my about me page. Thanks again for your interest about this puzzle.
      Note : I wrote an email to you but your email don’t respond.

      Reply

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