Picture of two tone, three dimensional wooden puzzle

We've had this puzzle for ages and I can't find a solution anywhere. I have vague memories of it being a cross but can't be sure.

I've searched everywhere online and in the house for a solution, can anyone help?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you provide a scaleable, 3D, user-friendly, javascript applet that provides us with an interactive GUI so that we may rotate/move each piece with reckless abandon? $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Apr 1, 2018 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure how I'd do that. $\endgroup$
    – Puzzled
    Apr 1, 2018 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any holes we can't see in the white pieces ? $\endgroup$
    – Fabich
    Apr 2, 2018 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ No. They're all visible. $\endgroup$
    – Puzzled
    Apr 2, 2018 at 15:09

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It looks like this puzzle :

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And the solution that comes with the puzzle can be found here : http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~storer/JimPuzzles/ZPAGES/zzz6PieceNSThreePieces.html

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Here is a step by step solution I made using Burr Tools. It uses color for more clarity.

six pieces made with burr tools step by step solution made with burr tools

I hope this helps you finally solve this puzzle !

  • $\begingroup$ That's great thank you. It's literally been about 10 years and I couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks so much! $\endgroup$
    – Puzzled
    Apr 2, 2018 at 18:35

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