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Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« on: March 08, 2006, 10:23:51 AM »
I have a friend who would like to make some jigsaw puzzles out of wood. He used to use plywood, but I was curious if you could use thin cut wood.

Of course the obvious issue is it split along the grain, but perhaps some woods don't have this problem?

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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 10:59:17 AM »
I'd have to say yes. 

This is some Intarsia made by one of my off-bearers one time.  It is nothing more than a jig-saw puzzle that has been affixed to a board with some judicious sanding to give it 3 dimensions.   He uses childrens coloring books for the the simplified outlines.


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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 12:59:12 PM »
I have to think that wood would (DOUBLE WORD TOM AND NOBLE) be much more durable then cardboard. Certainly you can break a piece, but then again you can also spill Kool-aid on card board and ruin it. You can glue wood back together. :)
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 01:45:38 PM »
Perhaps two pieces cut thin (1/8) and then one turned cross grained and glued... Might just work. Not sure we have plywood out here.

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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006, 01:57:25 PM »
Why does it have to be thin?

I would think an interesting puzzle could be made of even 2 or 3 inch thick stock.  :)
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006, 02:00:12 PM »
I guess it would - but I think he wants it thin.
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006, 04:01:31 PM »
I have a very cool puzzle of a duck.  Likely close to 100 pieces.  It was sawed out of 3/4 SYP using a scroll saw.  If it comes apart, you have a heck of time putting it together.  If you like, I can try to post a pic of it.
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 04:15:51 PM »
You even have to ask? Of course we want pictures!
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006, 04:28:37 PM »
Yeah!  Pictures!   One of it tore apart and one of it together.  ;D
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 06:08:59 PM »
Cool. I like ducks.  ;D
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 10:20:19 PM »
I'll take the picture, but if it comes apart, you guys have to come here to put it together!
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 10:37:34 PM »
If you can't put it back together, don't call me.  I couldn't get humpty dumpty back together again either.  :D :D
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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 10:48:47 PM »
Here it is.  A good friend made this for me as a gift.  He cut it out on a lil' cheap scroll saw that would shake your teeth out.  I think he did well 8) 8)  In my earlier post, I think I said it had about a hundred pieces.  It likely is not that many, but if it comes apart on you, you'd swear it was more like 1000 pieces :D :D  Can you see the piece in the center that is shaped like a duck?


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Re: Making Jigsaw puzzle boards
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2006, 06:51:02 AM »
Very nice!

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