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    Playing with puzzles can be a lot of fun - lol, so I hear. I have never been a puzzle type of person I suppose and have not ever gotten bitten by the bug. In fact the last puzzle I did, was with my son, and that was as more of a supporting team player than the one DOING the puzzle.

    When Sue and I were preparing for the woodshows this year, we decided our focus was going to be what people could make with their saw, not what we make. So, we picked several items from magazines, patterns and books.

    This fish puzzle was among the pieces, and I have to admit, I enjoyed it. The bright vibrant colours, were also fun to paint. If you come across this pattern - it is worth a cut. Sorry, I don't know who the designer was, it was out of a book that had projects by several designers.

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  • #2
    Hehehehe, that was the project that got me started in scrollsawing. It was originally published in Wood Magazine, I believe you can still order it from their site.
    Nice job Toni.
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671


    • #3
      The designer is Russell Greenslade, Toni - I have a couple of his patterns here - including that one - though I've not cut it yet. That fish looks fun though ...

      If anyone is interested the patterns are available at - that's the fish puzzle

      and - 2 patterns of birds - a very nice looking parrot (macaw?) and a pelican.

      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


      • #4
        I made that same puzzle for my Grandkids. I had forgotten all about it.

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        I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


        • #5
          The wife got me Wood magazine book SCROLLSAW PATTERNS Sterling Publishing. Fish puzzle on pg.115 I got the book so she could get the fish for her classroom. Birds on pg.171 Fun to cut and the kids like them.


          • #6
            Love the cutting and the finishing, very elegant.



            • #7
              What did you use for the colors Toni?

              They are vibrant and I like them for a toy. Also what finish did you apply on it (if any?)

              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

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              • #8
                I love the color and also would like to know what you used to paint the pieces. Beautiful puzzle
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                • #9
                  Hi Diane,

                  I used plain old fashioned acrylic craft paint. Nothing too exciting about colouring this one.

                  Take care


                  • #10
                    Great looking fish Toni and i love the colours too.


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