The completely fascinating and rare art of hand drawing puzzles

This is Robert Kirtley and this is his workshop. Watch him artfully draw puzzles and manufactures puzzle die masters all by hand. It's such a fascinating process to see and a skill that has grown increasingly rare in the world of puzzles. In fact, there are only a few other people in the entire world who hand draw puzzles like him.


This video look at Kirtley's craft shows the whole shebang.

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