Robert Yarger is easily the nicest puzzlebox maker I have ever had the good fortune to meet... I'd only been collecting his creations for a year or two when I met him in DC, and spending some time with this rockstar of a puzzle maker left me with serious admiration for such a wonderfully humble soul.
Over the next few years I've been lucky enough to acquire a few more of his puzzles and his ingenuity literally knows no bounds - the one thing that marks out a new Stickman design is that it looks (and works!) absolutely nothing like any of the previous Stickman puzzles... in my books, the man is a legend...
...and the legend could use a hand - his wife Jeannie has set up a GoFundMe appeal to raise funds for Rob to pay for some new equipment and raw materials... if you'd like to encourage and support him, please consider donating to the appeal at https://www.gofundme.com/robert-yarger-stickman-boxes-funds.
Hello Allard. It's definitely not the best time for me to do this these days... but I still wanted to be a part of it (... and I am NOT located in New York - New York!). It's about Robert, after all. Thank you for mentioning this fund raising. LionelReplyDelete
Thanks Allard and Lionel!ReplyDelete
I have a Chopstick puzzle Box listed in Paradise with the proceeds going directly to Robert:
John, you're an absolute gent! If I didn't already have two of them I'd be bidding - c'mon guys! It's for a good cause!Delete
Robert is simply one of the best in our community. Let's help him out !!! :-) great post Allard. Well done ShaneReplyDelete
That he are! Thanks for chipping in Shane... :-)Delete
Wow! I'm amazed at how generous some are. I'm only sorry that I could not do more at the moment, but I'm really glad to see where the project is. And Robert is definitely worth it.ReplyDelete
...you're a generous man, Lionel - Thank you!Delete