Plastic barrel puzzles are an easy way to try out a new hobby.
The key to solving these is finding a way to separate the pieces.
But how can you get the pieces to line up?
And if you don’t have access to a plastic barrel, where can you buy one?
I asked experts to help me.
Find out more The solution I found in the video above is a simple, yet effective way to solve these puzzles.
Determine what you’re going to do with the piecesYou can find a number of options when it comes to the pieces you want to keep.
Some are better than others, but the basic idea is the same.
You can get plastic barrels, and if you like them, you can buy them.
But what if you’re just looking to keep the pieces straight?
I found that a wooden piece can easily be broken into two parts: the upper part, and the lower part.
You just need to hold it up with one hand and gently lift it apart.
This is a common trick for people who don’t like to use a knife or other tool.
When I found this, I had to re-evaluate my decision.
I now realise that plastic barrel pieces are much easier to keep straight.
They can also be a good source of fun, since you can use them to create a series of interesting shapes.
Determise the piecesThe most common solution is to mark each piece to separate it from the rest of the pieces in a grid.
This works well for a couple of reasons: it helps you to identify the pieces by colour, and it makes it easy to determine the pieces’ position.
It’s not the only way to do this, though.
You could also simply use a ruler to mark the pieces so you can mark them with a pencil or marker.
Make a patternA pattern is the simplest way to mark out the pieces, but it also has a number