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Ring-og-Oz puzzle
Creator/designer: Gianni A. Sarcone

Take 52 wooden checkers and glue them together in order to form rows of 2, 3, 4 and 5 pieces as shown below (you can also use corks or ping pong balls instead of checkers to make your puzzle).
ring of oz

Once the glue becomes tough, assemble the rows according to the example. Paint your puzzle pieces in vivid colors.
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  Then, insert your 14-piece puzzle into a frame (see fig. below)making 2
You cannot reproduce this puzzle for commercial use!


This is a typical packing problem: you must insert inside the puzzle the 3 additional checkers!

Here is a pvc foam making of the Ring-of-Oz puzzle
puzzle completed

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