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    #6 in my Norman Rockwell baseball themed covers series. Decided to put a little different spin on this one by cutting the locks into the edges. Adds a degree of difficulty trying to define the border.
    Choosin' Up.jpgchoosin-up puzzle.jpg
    Overall 8"x10" Puzzle 6"x7" – 168 pcs
    Last edited by millwab; 03-31-2020, 03:50 PM.
    Bruce
    . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
    visit sometime
    Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

  • #2
    Isolation time well spent. Any idea how many pieces?
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      A wonderful theme and puzzle cutting
      Denny
      ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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      • #4
        168 by my count. How did you create the uniform piece pattern?
        Last edited by Rolf; 04-11-2020, 08:15 AM.
        Rolf
        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, 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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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rolf View Post
          168 by my count. How did create the uniform piece pattern?
          Rolf, I overlay the puzzle with clear Con-tact shelf liner so I can draw a grid on it.. That way I can keep the columns and rows relatively straight, and the Con-tact lifts off without leaving a residue.
          Bruce
          . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
          visit sometime
          Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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          • #6
            That might be just a bit hard to put together. Getting a bit devilish in your isolation!
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jim McDonald View Post
              That might be just a bit hard to put together. Getting a bit devilish in your isolation!
              Jim, the person I made this for made the mistake one time to chide me for making my puzzles too easy! Too much time to think about the cut pattern now 🤣
              Bruce
              . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
              visit sometime
              Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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              • #8
                Originally posted by millwab View Post

                Jim, the person I made this for made the mistake one time to chide me for making my puzzles too easy! Too much time to think about the cut pattern now 🤣
                Try cutting one on the diagonal once. Did that to nephew once. He never said anything again.
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jim McDonald View Post

                  Try cutting one on the diagonal once. Did that to nephew once. He never said anything again.
                  I've done a few of those. This person got a diagonal cut with 402 pieces (consequently all the outside "frame" pieces were triangles that didn't connect with each other except in the corners). She cussed me out the whole time she was putting it together, but she loved it!
                  Bruce
                  . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
                  visit sometime
                  Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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                  • #10
                    Try not cutting typical puzzle pieces.Just cut whatever you fell like cutting,It's really a lot of fun.I don't know if his video is still on You Tube but check out John of Custom Cut Puzzles.Every piece he cuts is like a work of art.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Will M View Post
                      Try not cutting typical puzzle pieces.Just cut whatever you fell like cutting,It's really a lot of fun.I don't know if his video is still on You Tube but check out John of Custom Cut Puzzles.Every piece he cuts is like a work of art.
                      Will, I've done quite a bit of puzzle cutting by color lines, but sometimes the picture doesn't lend itself to that. When I cut my figure-8 pieces (either horizontal or diagonal) I find that the near identical look of the pieces adds a level of difficulty. Of course, being hand cut they aren't identical, but the visual makes them seem that way. The "puzzle" people I've given them to seem to really like them.

                      BTW, I did a search for John's custom cut puzzles and didn't find them. Can you supply a link?
                      Bruce
                      . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
                      visit sometime
                      Hawk 220VS, Delta 40-570

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                      • #12
                        Sorry,that was an old video from 2013,guess they took it off.John did say a long time ago he was going out of the puzzle business and starting a new jewelry business.A really talented guy,made beautiful puzzles.He once cut a hundred puzzle project and documented every detail and posted it on his website with pictures.If I can ever find it I will try to post it.

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                        • #13
                          Absolutely wonderful. What more can we say?!
                          Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                          • #14
                            Great job, Bruce!

                            I sent you a link in your PM box sharing a puzzle I did years ago using the same Rockwell print. It's amazing how many different ways an image can be used in the world of jigsaw puzzlin'!

                            I have to admit, your edges are devious. When I put my "assembler" hat on, I've always been an "attack the outside edges first" kind of guy. Your puzzle is just downright mean. ;-)

                            Thanks for sharing!
                            -Shawn
                            Shawn Ferguson

                            Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by millwab View Post


                              BTW, I did a search for John's custom cut puzzles and didn't find them. Can you supply a link?
                              John Stoke's Custom Puzzle Craft website:
                              https://www.custompuzzlecraft.com/

                              John Stokes The Last Piece of the Puzzle (documentary)



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