No announcement yet.


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Arthur

    Since retiring last september i've been pursuing one of my other passions, photography....i discovered a newly restored carousel "Jane's Carousel" in "DUMBO" brooklyn.....not the elephant but "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass".....and thought this would make a great subject.....

    the carousel is located right next to the east river with a captivating view of the manhattan is a link to jane's carousel....check out the website....the carousel is magnificent!!!!!!!

    Jane's Carousel

    anyway, jane walentas has been restoring the carousel, for quite some time, which was made by the philadelphia toboggan company in 1922.....the horses are all hand carved and beautiful.....every aspect of the carousel has been restored,including the pipe organ, round outs (upper fancy pieces), interior panels with the exception the chariots....that way you can see what all the pieces looked like, prior to restoration.

    so i set off the photo the carousel....i took a lot of pictures of the "Standers"...the outside horses that don't go up and down....and decided to cut some puzzles......all of the horses have "jewels" on them, which makes for very interesting puzzles.....

    i choose 8 horses to puzzle and here is the first a way of identifying the horses, i named them....for the knights of the round table and assorted historical figures of the period....better than saying "white horse with armor"......."brown horse with roses, etc" you get the picture!!!!

    Arthur is 5 x 7.....94 pieces....with a drop out in the tail section...looks kool to me....and as always my signature "silver fox" can't stay away from the horse!!

    as always criticism and critique are welcome....enjoy!!

    Attached Files
    Last edited by avapilot; 03-29-2012, 12:24 PM.
    "The Journey is the Reward"

  • #2
    No criticism of course. Looking forward to Lancelot and Galahad.

    BTW Were you aware that historians say there may have been as many as 1600 Knights of the round table...Yes mythical knights for a mythical round table and yet written down for all to remember years later.

    Here is one fun site RE The infamous Knights.

    Here is another...
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 03-29-2012, 12:09 PM.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


    • #3
      For anyone who might be interested, the idea of a possible 1600 knights comes from a poem called Brut by Layamon, an English priest around the turn of the thirteenth century. Though mostly a translation of an earlier poem of the same name by Wace, his tale of a Cornish carpenter who constructed a round table that could seat 1600 yet could be quickly disassembled and taken with Arthur's court when it traveled was the first appearance of the idea that there was discord among the knights about who was seated closer to Arthur at the head of the table.


      • #4
        I've also heard accounts of history that describe a building style that is called a table.
        Archaeological digs in the UK have uncovered something that may well be this round table...

        The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
        No task is too tedious for Art.
        Rock and Scroll

        My Gallery

        My Website
        Featherwood Woodcrafts


        • #5
          Really beautiful, Bob. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the pictures and the website. I must admit, though, that my innate color-line-cutting tendencies made me see all sorts of colorful shapes to cut that would make the resulting puzzle no better, but certainly different than yours.



          • #6
            thanks for the comments on the knights.....interesting reading.....I can,t imagine a table for!

   of these days, I will cut a color line puzzle...but I see what you mean in my iamge!

            "The Journey is the Reward"


            • #7
              Fantastic, Bob!

              I love your naming concept, also.....I'm a nut for anything having to do with Arthurian legend. Cool stuff.

              Great puzzle! I look forward to seeing the others.

              Don't forget about the greatest of all the knights.....Brave Sir Robin.

              The tale of Sir Robin with subtitles (Brave Sir Robin) - YouTube

              Shawn Ferguson

              Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !


              Unconfigured Ad Widget


              Latest Topics


              • will8989
                Reply to I decided I needed a challenge
                by will8989
                SLRA does a “spot” check. He’s lucky I’m keeping him around. It was free with a purchase at harbor freight. When people pick up a basket to examine, usually first time customers, they inspect everything for glue ups, drill holes, etc. of course, I don’t think half of them know what they are...
                Today, 09:08 AM
              • Rolf
                Reply to I decided I needed a challenge
                by Rolf
                Interesting, I will nee to try that.
                Today, 08:01 AM
              • handibunny
                Reply to I decided I needed a challenge
                by handibunny
                Back in my days of collecting antique pottery, I used to carry a a small blacklight unit to check for repairs that were invisible to the naked eye. I never knew that it could detect glue spots. That's a lot neater than using mineral spirits, or waiting until a sealer coat of shellac reveals missed...
                Today, 06:22 AM
              • will8989
                Reply to My lucky day!
                by will8989
                Being a diet controlled type 2 diabetic, I check my glucose. Checked before my shot on Tuesday it was fine. Checked on Wednesday after a morning walk expecting to see less than 100 and about fainted when it read 158. Every check has been 150 or more since then. Started reading and yes, the shots can...
                Yesterday, 10:37 PM
              • will8989
                Reply to I decided I needed a challenge
                by will8989
                Not yet Jim. The corners of the baskets to appear to be drawn by hand or just a bad copy. The price might go up. Thanks Linda. For some reason I really like doing layered baskets. And my customers like buying them. Bruce read a blacklight shows glue spots. Guess what he bought me from harbor freight...
                Yesterday, 10:04 PM