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I'm trying to solve this puzzle and need some help with the solution:

assembled version

These are the pieces:

puzzle pieces

The size is: 60mm x 40mm x 10mm.

Any help appreciated.

How do you solve this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Look around here: puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/2692/29343 $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Oct 27 '16 at 8:25
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    $\begingroup$ It's a completely different puzzle $\endgroup$ – Yury Fedorov Oct 27 '16 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ Oh God this is looking like the Gordian knot... $\endgroup$ – greenturtle3141 Oct 27 '16 at 11:21
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    $\begingroup$ I have one similar to this, but it doesn't have the little notches inside $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 27 '16 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ @YuryFedorov Is this a puzzle you possess? You took the photos? If so, could you share the measurements? $\endgroup$ – Alenanno Oct 27 '16 at 13:13
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This looks like a variation of Chen's 6 Board Burr #2. An easier variation even, as the 5th piece in your picture should be "whole" like the 3rd one:

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Solution (with pictures): http://www.puzzlewillbeplayed.com/6BoardBurr/Chen/2/solution.html

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  • $\begingroup$ Right now this counts as a link only answer. $\endgroup$ – kaine Oct 29 '16 at 18:23
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Here is another solution, step by step

http://www.mywoodenpuzzles.com/#!/link_knot_six/solution/step_1_of_16

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Hm, looking at it, if we number the pieces
1 2 3
4 5 6

We know that the puzzle ends up with three pairs of pieces interlocked, and I'm fairly certain those pairs are 1&2, 3&5, and 4&6, because the notches in 1&2 and 4&6 match each other.

I could be wrong but I hope this helps?

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    $\begingroup$ To me, matching notches makes it more likely to not be paired together. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Oct 27 '16 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ I agree. I think the last two pieces to place should be 4 & 6 with 6 being the very last piece. The first are 3 & 5. Thus, you should place 1&2 inside 3&5 and then get 4&6 in. $\endgroup$ – Trenin Oct 27 '16 at 13:46

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