"Macaron" TIC puzzle
The Macaron is a simple 4x4x3 TIC (Turning Interlocking cube) puzzle designed by László Molnár in 2020; my first TIC build! Three unique pieces fit inside the two large frame pieces that must be rotated and manipulated to solve, but there is only one solution.
The DomesTIC variant is made from reclaimed domestic woods; the white woods are a mixture of Oak, Maple, Cherry, Beech and Ash while the contrasting color wood is Walnut and Cedar. Other reclaimed woods maybe peppered in there to add more color such as Padauk and Sapele, but its built to be a beautiful mixed wood puzzle. No two are the same.
The ExoTIC version is made from selected woods for absolute beauty to go with its theme. The two frame pieces are made from Zebrawood while the pieces are from Wenge and Marblewood.
I use my standard sized 1/2" voxel cubes for the build making this puzzle 2 x 2 x 1.5 inches. All frame stress points are reinforced with bamboo dowels. One piece is laser engraved with the BAZ logo. The puzzle is finished with matte lacquer.