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    I have returned to the Pinwheel cut that I developed last year (see http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...zles/53586.htm), to see if I can produce something else of interest along the same lines.

    At first glance you may not notice much similarity between this new puzzle and those in the older thread, but they both share the same structure.

    The puzzle is 4" x 6" (small postcard, "Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge" by Utagawa Hiroshige), 1/4" poplar 5-ply and 150 pieces.
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    Last edited by turtleteasers; 05-08-2015, 04:26 PM.
    Ron
    www.turtleteasers.com

  • #2
    Do you use a template or just get into a rhythm? Looks great as always.
    "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
      Absolutely beautiful puzzle, Ron. Great cutting. I think it's very cool that you make your own boxes for your puzzles too. They are a really nice finishing touch.

      Matt

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      • #4
        Ron
        If a pattern ever looks good - yours look beautiful! I love your work.

        John
        I've Got A Lot More To Learn
        About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
        "~~ Molly Venter

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        • #5
          Hey Ron

          Great puzzle as always. Your patterns always amaze me!

          Antori
          www.antoripancco.com

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          • #6
            beautiful puzzle cutting. I wish I had the patience and skill to cut that much detail into such small pieces.

            george
            A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
            George

            delta 650, hawk G426

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            • #7
              Outstanding Ron, totally sweeeeet!
              Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                Do you use a template or just get into a rhythm?
                I usually employ a template for my puzzles, even if it is only a plain grid to ensure even piece sizes and then I freehand between the grid intersections.

                For this puzzle, because of the complex cuts, I used a full template, with just a little freehanding around the turtle.

                I find many advantages from using a template:

                1. I put a lot of effort in producing a complex template, then I cut the puzzle without having to make on-the-fly decisions which may not turn out well.

                2. The pieces are regularly-sized. I realize that this is not essential, but it makes the puzzle easier to handle and to box, and results in pieces which are confusingly similar.

                3. I know the exact piece count before I start to cut.

                4. I can plan the difficulty level.
                Ron
                www.turtleteasers.com

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                • #9
                  simply stunning.....love your work

                  bob
                  "The Journey is the Reward"

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                  • #10
                    Amazing cutting.

                    I tried to follow some of the lines on the back and almost went cross eyed.

                    As with the others, I do not believe I have the kind of patience needed for something this complex.

                    Virgil

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                    • #11
                      My work on this type of puzzle has progressed and here is my latest.

                      I cut this puzzle from an Antori Pancco photo which appeared in his thread:
                      http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...zles/55998.htm.

                      For this puzzle I have introduced more random variation in the pattern and thrown in a false corner.
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                      Ron
                      www.turtleteasers.com

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