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    Here's a couple of puzzles I've cut recentlty, in between leaves ..

    The first was inspired by Jeff Powell when I posted the Peggy's Cove lighthouse pic - he said he could hear seagulls .... so .....

    The second one is for my niece who likes elephants ..
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    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

  • #2
    Those are really nice. I love puzzles.
    Dragon
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    • #3
      Great designs, Ian! I especially like the elephant print. Do you construct the print yourself from clip art or do you find a printed design somewhere?

      Chris
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      • #4
        Originally posted by chrispuzzle
        Great designs, Ian! I especially like the elephant print. Do you construct the print yourself from clip art or do you find a printed design somewhere?

        Chris
        Thanks, Chris. The seagull puzzle was from 2 photos of my own. I created a mask of the gull in Photoshop and used it over the photograph of the lighthouse.

        The elephant puzzle was from clipart from the internet - a silhouette of an elephant used as a mask and a smaller piece of cartoon clip art. I used a normal and an inverted version of the cartoon randomly to clone and paint inside the mask.

        I'm not sure you can tell from the photos was that the elephant puzzle is printed on a non-glossy photo paper - Kodak 39lb paper. I like it better than the glossy I've decided. There is no glare from it when a) cuting and b) putting together the puzzle under electric lights!

        The only disadvantage of it is that you can't spray the back of the picture before sticking it to the wood - the spray glue soaks through the paper slightly - works fine though spraying the wood and then fixing the picture to it after a couple of minutes.
        Ian

        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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        • #5
          Nice puzzles Ian. I have been going through some of the threads on this forum to learn more about puzzle making and I have learned a lot. Now my main problem is finding time to make them. I have spent so much time the shop the last few weeks that my "honey-do" list is getting too long.
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          • #6
            Nice puzzles, Ian! I especially like the elephant, too.

            Pete

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            • #7
              Nice work Ian. I am becoming more interested in puzzles also, and have begun to look closer at them whenever they are posted . In the seagull one there is a piece that looks like a moose to me
              ....fact, or fiction ?
              ...~Robert~
              DW788 and Hawk 226

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sawduster
                Nice work Ian. I am becoming more interested in puzzles also, and have begun to look closer at them whenever they are posted . In the seagull one there is a piece that looks like a moose to me
                ....fact, or fiction ?
                Thanks for the compliment, Robert. Yes there is a moose in there - my attempt at a figural - inspired by a can of moosehead beer ..lol There was meant to be one in the elephant puzzle too but I forgot - duh!
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Very nice puzzles. I've read of one twisted idea for puzzles. Put the same pattern on the back. That's gotta drive someone nuts!!
                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MikeDingas
                    Very nice puzzles. I've read of one twisted idea for puzzles. Put the same pattern on the back. That's gotta drive someone nuts!!
                    I've seen some commercially produced ones like that, Mike. Identical picture but rotated 180 degrees on the back - it appeals to my warped mind ..lol

                    I'm not sure whether it would work too well with ones cut on a scrollsaw without marking the backside - perhaps with a sacrificial piece of ply under it ...
                    Ian

                    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                    • #11
                      I have done one of those before Ian and it was fun to do.

                      When you get fed up you put it up on a glass shelf with a mirror tile under it so you can see the back side at the same time. My son did it that way.
                      Dragon
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