KAGEN SCHAEFER - a puzzle designer and maker living in Denver, Colorado. Kagen is known for high quality wooden puzzle boxes, often featuring a mathematical or pattern theme. Kagen has won awards in the annual Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition on multiple occasions, including the first puzzle to win two awards in the same competition (Puzzler's Award and the Jury First prize for the Block Box).

KAGEN SCHAEFER - a puzzle designer and maker living in Denver, Colorado. Kagen is known for high quality wooden puzzle boxes, often featuring a mathematical or pattern theme. Kagen has won awards in the annual Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition on multiple occasions, including the first puzzle to win two awards in the same competition (Puzzler's Award and the Jury First prize for the Block Box).

JERRY SLOCUM - an American historian, collector and author specializing on the field of mechanical puzzles. Prior to retiring and dedicating his life to puzzles, he worked as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft. His personal puzzle collection, numbering over 40,000 mechanical puzzles and 4,500 books, is believed to be the world's largest.

JERRY SLOCUM - an American historian, collector and author specializing on the field of mechanical puzzles. Prior to retiring and dedicating his life to puzzles, he worked as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft. His personal puzzle collection, numbering over 40,000 mechanical puzzles and 4,500 books, is believed to be the world's largest.

WILLIAM WAITE - a puzzle designer and manufacturer living in Wisconsin, USA, and his web site is called Puzzle Mist. He has a laser cutter and specializes in designing and making laser cut tray puzzles. He is also a very talented (quick!) puzzle solver.

WILLIAM WAITE - a puzzle designer and manufacturer living in Wisconsin, USA, and his web site is called Puzzle Mist. He has a laser cutter and specializes in designing and making laser cut tray puzzles. He is also a very talented (quick!) puzzle solver.

NOB YOSHIGAHARA (1936-2004) - every century has bright, creative, and smart people who are opening to the whole Puzzle World's community new horizons. A Japanese puzzle guru and genius, Nobuyuki Yoshigahara, or Nob as everybody used to call him, was one of such puzzle leaders. Play his puzzles at http://www.puzzles.com/PuzzlePlayground/Authors/NobYoshigahara.htm

NOB YOSHIGAHARA (1936-2004) - every century has bright, creative, and smart people who are opening to the whole Puzzle World's community new horizons. A Japanese puzzle guru and genius, Nobuyuki Yoshigahara, or Nob as everybody used to call him, was one of such puzzle leaders. Play his puzzles at http://www.puzzles.com/PuzzlePlayground/Authors/NobYoshigahara.htm

EDWARD HORDERN (1941-2000) - the world's leading authority on sliding block puzzles, and was renowned for his puzzle solving abilities. Hordern had an extensive mechanical puzzle collection and was an author on the topic of mechanical puzzles. His best known book is "Sliding Piece Puzzles", originally published in 1986 by Oxford University Press. In 1993, Hordern edited, corrected and privately published a Centenary Edition of the famous "Puzzles Old & New" by Professor Hoffmann.

EDWARD HORDERN (1941-2000) - the world's leading authority on sliding block puzzles, and was renowned for his puzzle solving abilities. Hordern had an extensive mechanical puzzle collection and was an author on the topic of mechanical puzzles. His best known book is "Sliding Piece Puzzles", originally published in 1986 by Oxford University Press. In 1993, Hordern edited, corrected and privately published a Centenary Edition of the famous "Puzzles Old & New" by Professor Hoffmann.

AKIO KAMEI - has taken the beautiful and traditional Japanese secret boxes to a new and higher level. His original and ingenious designs often require the solver to use the principles of physics to open them. The exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful woods make each one a work of art. Puzzle collectors from all over the world eagerly await each new Kamei puzzle. His trick boxes are the best that the world of puzzles has ever seen.

AKIO KAMEI - has taken the beautiful and traditional Japanese secret boxes to a new and higher level. His original and ingenious designs often require the solver to use the principles of physics to open them. The exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful woods make each one a work of art. Puzzle collectors from all over the world eagerly await each new Kamei puzzle. His trick boxes are the best that the world of puzzles has ever seen.

STEWART T. COFFIN - has been designing intriguing geometric puzzles and making them in his workshop since the early 1970s, creating more than 200 original designs. The craftmanship and originaliy of his designs have won him a devoted following among puzzle enthusiasts and collectors throughout the world.

STEWART T. COFFIN - has been designing intriguing geometric puzzles and making them in his workshop since the early 1970s, creating more than 200 original designs. The craftmanship and originaliy of his designs have won him a devoted following among puzzle enthusiasts and collectors throughout the world.

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Yoshiyuki Ninomiya Master craftsman of himitsu-bako Yoshiyuki Ninomiya is Akio Kamei's teacher. He is well known for his beautiful yosegi trick boxes and his extraordinary interlocking puzzles. One of his most famous is a 106-piece, five story pagoda. "I started my woodwork when I was 16 years old. Ever since, I have worked earnestly for over 50 years. In 1981, I held my first private exhibition. After that, I started holding some private exhibitions. Through them, I've made many friends…

Yoshiyuki Ninomiya Master craftsman of himitsu-bako Yoshiyuki Ninomiya is Akio Kamei's teacher. He is well known for his beautiful yosegi trick boxes and his extraordinary interlocking puzzles. One of his most famous is a 106-piece, five story pagoda. "I started my woodwork when I was 16 years old. Ever since, I have worked earnestly for over 50 years. In 1981, I held my first private exhibition. After that, I started holding some private exhibitions. Through them, I've made many friends…

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