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  • Double Layered Nativity Jigsaw Puzzle

    I haven't made one of my multilayer puzzles in a little while, and this picture which is from a Christmas card I purchased lent itself very nicely to the technique.

    This is just a little puzzle, and I cut the pieces rather large, intending it to be just a simple, quick to assemble, touch of Christmas cheer for a friend of mine. Both layers were cut from 1/4" Poplar, and I inset some crystals into the sky to make the heavenly stars really shine.

    I strictly used color line cutting within the manger as I wanted to leave kerf lines out of the "yellow" areas so that the central part of the puzzle really contrasted from the rest.





    Here you can see how the layers are cut out a little better. The skies and the scenery around the manger make up the top layer, as well as one of the lambs, who stands in the foreground peering in. After assembly, and if held upright, the whole puzzle will stay tightly together, and the top layer will not slide or move.





    Also, the assembler will discover a little snowflake Figural hiding underneath the top layer. I know it probably didn't snow in the desert, but I like snowflakes and they remind me of Christmas!


    Last edited by Scrolling Days; 12-19-2010, 09:59 PM.
    Shawn Ferguson

    Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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    Here are a few pictures of some color-line cut pieces within the stable.

    A flock of sheep are proving to be a handful.





    Two best friends enjoy their first Christmas together.





    And, of course, what Christmas is really all about...






    Thanks for looking!

    Last edited by Scrolling Days; 12-19-2010, 10:15 PM.
    Shawn Ferguson

    Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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    • #3
      What a nice puzzle and well thought out. The double layer is something that I have never thought of. I like it very much.
      Bill

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      • #4
        You are one of the masters. extraordinary!
        Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



        StephenD


        The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
        Desert Woodcrafters
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        • #5
          Thanks, Bill!

          Nice to see you back on the Forum, by the way.
          Shawn Ferguson

          Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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          • #6
            Ooops, we cross-posted Stephen! Thanks so much!
            Shawn Ferguson

            Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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            • #7
              Astonishing work, for a beginner like me!

              I don't realize yet how layers stay in place together,
              but i will...maybe...one day...

              Roberto
              To the sawdust... and beyond!!!
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              • #8
                Check out my tutorial on the subject, Roberto. If you're interested and have any questions, shoot me a PM.

                http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...zles/27292.htm
                Shawn Ferguson

                Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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                • #9
                  i love it...great job.....i've tried to cut your snowflakes and they are a lot harder than they look!!!!!......merry christmas!!!!

                  bob
                  "The Journey is the Reward"

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                  • #10
                    What a beautiful and fun puzzle for the Holidays. Great job. Have a wonderful Holiday season Shawn and stay well...
                    Steve
                    Steve
                    Salmo Puzzles
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                    So many pieces to cut ... so little time.

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                    • #11
                      A lovely jigsaw fro a master Shawn. Thanks for showing us. A great tutorial too, it's been on my "to do" list for too long now, so I really must give it a go after the holidays.
                      Mick
                      I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

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                      • #12
                        As always Shawn - beautiful and unique!
                        DeWalt 788

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Scrolling Days View Post
                          Check out my tutorial on the subject, Roberto. If you're interested and have any questions, shoot me a PM.

                          http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...zles/27292.htm
                          Thank you, Shawn!
                          Roberto
                          To the sawdust... and beyond!!!
                          www.legnofilia.it

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                          • #14
                            That will be a wonderful gift Shawn!They are sure to love it.


                            Jerry
                            The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory....

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                            • #15
                              Beautiful. Shawn....and phun!

                              C

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