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    I took a photo of Toby last summer when He was playing in the sprinkler.
    I had Costco print it on 11x14 paper.
    Here is the puzzle I cut from it.
    1/4 Baltic Birch plywood.
    After gluing the photo to the wood I covered the photo with typing paper and then covered that with the painters tape. I drew a 1" grid on the tape and used that as a guide in cutting the pieces. I used Mikes puzzle blade, only about 5 of them.
    I used different kinds of locks to give them some challenge in putting it together.
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    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

  • #2
    That will be very much appreciated.
    "Still Montana Mike"

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

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    • #3
      Great, wonderful, do not dare to try it because I have not found a good glue for paper. I tried the water-based glue, but edges damaged. Beautiful works when someone who knows.

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      • #4
        My first puzzle I Used the blue painters tape for guidelines - making marks down the tape for the horizontal cuts. Then started using only a few strips of tape, and finally just freehand.

        The problem with the tape is first removing it- comes off easily but lots of little pieces especially on the knobs. It also lifted assisted in separating the photo paper - which from Costco and walmart are two ply. A little glue solved that, but again another step.

        For glue, I used spray adhesive but it sometime came out stringy, so switched to contact cement. A piece of freezer paper helps to separate the two pieces, but I also cut the board larger than the picture since it is virtually impossible (at least for me) to get it on perfectly. Easier to trim the wood.

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        • #5
          Hey, Jim....nice puzzle. I had to look twice to realize it was sprinkler rain in the background rather than snow.

          But I have a suggestion. Some time try cutting pieces freehand. You can dispense with all the measuring, rulers and tape and follow the outlines of the figure in the photo. There's no reason pieces have to be the same shape or size. It would be easy to do and (I think) and more phun to assemble. It would also allow for figural pieces if you want them.

          Carter

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          • #6
            Thanks for the comments.
            Carter, I have cut that way and found my pieces kept getting smaller and smaller. Cripes I cut the pestle of a flower in the picture as a flower figural. I was getting tooooo carried away cutting like that. I wanted to try this grid method and found it faster because I was cutting larger pieces.
            Also, these are old folks like me and the frustration factor of small pieces might kick in and the hammer come out to "make em fit darnit" .
            Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



            StephenD


            The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
            Desert Woodcrafters
            Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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            • #7
              Great puzzle, Stephen, and cute kid!
              Shawn Ferguson

              Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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              • #8
                The other grandparents will love it. Nice job
                WHEN LIFE
                GIVES YOU HANDS
                MAKE HANDMADE
                STAN

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