In 1893 Professor Louis Hoffmann published a book, entitled PUZZLES OLD AND NEW. John has adapted some of these puzzles and, thanks to present availability of imported hardwoods, has improved them. In some cases he has made them even more difficult to solve. Plans for these puzzles are no longer available separately, but you now have the opportunity of buying 20 of the best puzzle plans in his book, brilliantly published by specialists Stobart Davies. This book will enthrall all of you who have an interest in turning and especially in thread chasing. It describes in detail, with hundreds of colour pictures, how to make about twenty mind teasing puzzles.