In 1982, Tom Tramel, a professor in the art department of CSU Northridge, asked the advanced woodworking class to imagine, design, and build a puzzle. As a lifelong fan of wood puzzles and brain teasers, I was inspired and took the assignment very seriously.


After a few failed design attempts, I can recall the instant the design for PZZL came to me. I spent the next 13 weeks figuring out how to make the thing.


Tom and I believed my design was original and inspired. After hand crafting the first 10, I have always longed to get back to making them available for a wider audience. Now is the time. I will be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon and would love to keep you up to date on the progress of the new PZZL project.


Please send me your email using the form on this page. This could be a lot of fun for everyone.


Mark Waldrep, Ph.D.