Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

1st jigsaw puzzle

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 1st jigsaw puzzle

    I used a photo from my color printer that didn't reproduce well as my first try at jigsaw puzzle making. I used 1/8" BB but have 1/4" for my serious attempts.

    Blade choice was an Olson 3/0 and I broke the first blade before I even turned on the power. Too much tension. I expected better results in the kerf. Carl, I think, has said he can hold his puzzles up by the corner without the puzzle falling apart. No such luck on mine. Too loose.

    I tried the free-hand cutting. As you can see, I need more practice. But, I think I like that cutting style. Puzzle ended up as 47 pieces and measures 5x7.5 inches. Some pieces are large, others small. Well, I guess that's why I opted a practice puzzle first.
    Attached Files
    Mike

    Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
    Scrollin' since Jun/2006

    My Gallery

    http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

  • #2
    Good start...I agree; you'll find 1/4" actually easier to work with. Stay loose and you'll find your pieces becoming more rounded and less like store-bought puzzles, and adhering more to the color lines around and within faces.

    Yes, I'm the guy who picks up completed puzzles by an edge and waves them, but that's more difficult with fewer pieces and all but impossible with 1/8" wood. You sure don't have to meet that criteria. Just relax and cut pieces as you feel them with your fingers.

    And always remember, what you think is a mistake, or a poorly cut piece, will seldom be noticed by anyone else.

    Have phun.....Carter

    Comment


    • #3
      That looks great, specially for a first attempt!Lovely model you have there posing with you too! Dale
      Dale w/ yella saws

      Comment


      • #4
        Okay Mike...how much did you have to pay the pretty lady to pose with you?

        Seriously though I think you did a fine job there.
        Todd

        Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

        Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

        Comment


        • #5
          Looks like a pretty good first attempt there, Mike. 1/4 inch would definitely be easier to cut though ...

          I think I'm right in thinking Carter uses FD puzzle blades, which is what I've used on puzzles - they might be worth a try if you're not happy with the kerf on the Olson's you used?
          You need a title for it? How 'bout "Beauty and the Beast"?
          Ian

          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

          Comment


          • #6
            It looks like a nice puzzle. However, I really don't know squat about puzzles. Maybe someday, I'll expand my horizons. I still have to learn how to make a picture frame.

            Pretty noble of your daughter to pose with you.

            Keep cutting and showing them so we can monitor your progress.
            Mike

            Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
            www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks for the encouragement. That's one of the reasons I like this board so much. Oh, BTW, my 'model' enjoyed your comments, too. A little too much, I think!
              Mike

              Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
              Scrollin' since Jun/2006

              My Gallery

              http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

              Comment


              • #8
                Good for her Mike!! Shes what makes you tick! Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

                Comment

                Unconfigured Ad Widget

                Collapse

                Latest Topics

                Collapse

                • will8989
                  Reply to Having a Betty week UPDATED: See post 13
                  by will8989
                  Glad to hear that. Slow and steady.
                  Yesterday, 09:54 PM
                • Linda In Phoenix
                  Reply to The new Circular Scroll Saw Designs book form Fox Chapel
                  by Linda In Phoenix
                  Some of the older books were that way too. It's unfortunate that the printers don't take into account what those pages are for! So sorry to hear of your disappointment. However, I will have to check out that book---I didn't even know there was a circular scroll saw designs book. Share some of...
                  Yesterday, 09:12 PM
                • Tom in Ashland
                  The new Circular Scroll Saw Designs book form Fox Chapel
                  by Tom in Ashland
                  Many patters in it I like and I'm sure I will make several BUT Fox Chapel's printing of this book absolutely SUCKS. Most of the patterns are printed so near into the binding that it is impossible to either scan to .PDF or use a copy machine. I will have to cut out each pattern separately or cut off...
                  Yesterday, 08:08 PM
                • keystonecop
                  Reply to Tough Decisions
                  by keystonecop
                  Great Question.. I have all the past issues.. I doubt that I find one pattern a year that is worth the subscription cost. I have cut for the magazine and made a few buck that covers my costs,, But I owe that to Bob Duncan.. I think the new admins try but are not involved in this group like bob was.....
                  Yesterday, 06:14 PM
                • KarlB
                  Reply to Tough Decisions
                  by KarlB
                  " It rips my heart out when I go to estate sales and see my future."

                  I am sure you know how important and relevant that comment is Rolf! I have seen a number of scroll sawn projects over the years at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. I know whoever made them put in a lot of...
                  Yesterday, 04:02 PM
                Working...
                X