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16 December 2011

Recently, while I was searching for some info about hack saws on the internet, I stumbled across a website by a chap called Chris Raynerd.  I was interested in many of the posts on Chris’s website but my attention was initially grabbed by his Aluminium Cylinder Puzzle.  Apparently the puzzle was designed by William Strijbos.

Having seen the puzzle, I decided I would like to have a go at making one myself so I contacted Chris to ask for further details.   Fortunately Chris got back to me and kindly sent me a drawing.  Armed with this, the search for ball bearings started in earnest! – I found a worn ball race that I had not disposed of after replacing the drum bearings in our washing machine so the steel balls were rapidly liberated ready to start a new life.

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