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    Friends have been working for years rehabbing an old house (it was a stagecoach stop at one point in its life) to move into in their retirement. Moving day finally came and I thought I'd celebrate with a custom puzzle. This was the largest piece count puzzle I've ever done (402 pcs). Finished size was 11"x17". Lasered image on the back and a finger-jointed box to deliver/store it in.
    Bruce
    . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
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    Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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    Presentation / storage box
    Bruce
    . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
    visit sometime
    Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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    • #3
      What a great housewarming present!! So thoughtful.
      Betty

      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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      • #4
        Great idea. I might just have to steal that one.
        Jim
        When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
        Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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        • #5
          Beautiful box!. I see that the puzzle pieces are very symmetrical how did you cut it?
          It doesn't look like it is laser cut, did you have a pattern?
          Rolf
          RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            A wonderful idea. Very well done.
            Denny
            ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            • #7
              Rolf, I don’t use a pattern but instead overlay the puzzle with clear contact paper so I can draw parallel lines (in this case diagonally) on it to keep things lined up. Then I cut a "figure eight" lock in the middle of each segment along the line. The contact paper comes off cleanly without leaving a residue. Cutting diagonally adds an extra level of challenge because the "frame" pieces (those with straight edges) don’t interconnect except on the corners.
              Bruce
              . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
              visit sometime
              Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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              • #8
                What a great gift and one that will be kept for a very long time after others are discarded.
                Thanks for sharing.
                "Time to Give Back"

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                • #9
                  Well done.I have been doing the same thing for my neighbors.After I take a picture of their house I add their names to it on the sidewalk.I don't give them a picture of it when I give it to them.They are really surprised when they get it together.
                  Will M

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Will M View Post
                    I don't give them a picture of it when I give it to them.They are really surprised when they get it together. Will M
                    I usually don’t give anyone a picture either. Even my Christmas card puzzles go into the envelope unassembled with no indication of what the card looks like. For this one I made up my own card for them (complete with pictures) and put the envelope inside the box. Before they opened it I warned them about the pictures and they sealed the envelope. They had no idea what the puzzle was, but they enjoy the challenge.
                    Bruce
                    . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
                    visit sometime
                    Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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                    • #11
                      Great idea using the contact paper for drawing the puzzle pattern.! My day is now complete as I learned something new.
                      Rolf
                      RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                      • #12
                        It also works well when you want to glue down a pattern. Attach the pattern to the contact paper, and when you’re done cutting just peal it off. No residue to clean up!
                        Bruce
                        . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
                        visit sometime
                        Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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