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  • First Freehand Puzzle

    This is my first try at a freehand puzzle. Thanks to the encouragment and instructions from Carter Johnson. This photo is of my daughter, son-in-law and their baby. My son-in-laws parents are always putting puzzles together, so I thought I would give this to them. This puzzle is about 7 by 9 inches and has 75 pieces. The back side is mirror image.
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    Bill

    I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

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  • #2
    Bill, That looks great!! I admire you guys that can make the puzzles! I don't think I would have the patience for that!! Carter taught you well!

    Cathy in NE
    Cathy in NE

    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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    • #3
      That's a nice looking puzzle, Bill. I enjoy cutting puzzles - for some reason I find the freehand cutting relaxing ..lol
      Ian

      Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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      • #4
        I agree Ian, you are not constrained to follow any particular line, and if the blade wanders a bit, it is no problem as long as you don't cut a neck too thin and you can make the pieces any size you like.
        Bill

        I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

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        • #5
          Great job Bill.
          Bill
          Delta P-20

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          • #6
            Great work there Bill,
            one day i'm gona have a go at freehand puzzles, ----one day!!!!!!!
            ---------Frank-----------

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            • #7
              Well done! You've used the contours of the picture to inform your saw cuts quite admirably. That's how a freeform jigsaw should be cut .

              Gill
              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                Great puzzle. I love those.
                Diane
                Dragon
                Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                Owner of a Dewalt 788
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                • #9
                  Very nice! Soon as I get the proper blades I'm going to try one of these!
                  Mike

                  Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
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                  • #10
                    Nice work!

                    And the in-laws will love it, I'm sure. Everybody seems to love their own personal puzzles.

                    Chris
                    "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg."

                    Saws: AWSF18, Meccano Mk II

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PuzzledMoose
                      That's a nice looking puzzle, Bill. I enjoy cutting puzzles - for some reason I find the freehand cutting relaxing ..lol
                      I agree... great looking puzzle. So far I've only tried doing puzzles with the filter I have in PhotoShop. Boring, pretty standard pieces but easy for a beginner. I really admire those of you with the control to do freehand pieces. I can imagine the freehand stuff could really drive a person nuts when trying to put it together.
                      Pop
                      Delta 16" 40-530
                      Ryobi 16" VS

                      "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                      • #12
                        very nice job you've done bill. congratulation's.
                        kevin/pitbull.

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                        • #13
                          Nice job on that Bill! One of these days perhaps I'll have to give this a try.
                          Kevin
                          Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                          Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                          • #14
                            Good one, Bill! That ought to earn some major goodwill points with the in-laws.

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                            • #15
                              Great puzzle.
                              I think if I would make that I would have a peace missing the first time my little one would put it together. lol

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