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millwab
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Last Activity: 11-17-2020, 10:58 AM
Joined: 09-20-2005
Location: NE Ohio
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  • millwab
    replied to Christmas Card Puzzle
    Rick, the last time I ordered it from Cherry Tree. They come in 16" x 24" pieces. I've since found a lumberyard in my area that carries 4'x8' sheets and delivers for free but I need to check their price and availability....
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  • millwab
    replied to Christmas Card Puzzle
    Scott, I used to use Baltic Birch but I've found that the poplar ply is easier to cut and easier on blades, especially when using the thin blades for puzzles. Depending on the cards use I have sprayed them with triple thick glaze....
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  • millwab
    replied to Christmas Card Puzzle
    Thanx Denny. This is year #15 for my card puzzles and they are appreciated and loved by those who get them. Not my original idea (I first saw them on this forum) but none the less have become a staple for people I wouldn't necessarily give a gift to. It feels good to be making sawdust again after...
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  • millwab
    replied to Christmas Card Puzzle
    For the Christmas cards I buy boxed cards. Cut them in half along the fold and glue on the front/inside as desired. These cards had a glossy hard finish on the front so a sealer wasn't necessary. The back could have been sprayed if I was concerned about durability but it would take a lot of handling...
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  • millwab
    replied to Christmas Card Puzzle
    Linda, the substrate is 1/4" poplar ply. I use 3M77 spray to glue the front of the card to one side and the inside card message to the back to make it a two sided puzzle. Depending on the front picture I usually cut it along the color lines, then take it apart and put the pieces in the envelop...
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    Last edited by millwab; 11-10-2020, 08:22 PM.

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  • millwab
    started a topic Christmas Card Puzzle

    Christmas Card Puzzle

    Yes, it's that time. After many months away from the shop (thanks to a couple of surgeries) it's time to get these done. Cutting 60 this year before taking them apart and putting in envelopes
    5.5" x 4.25".39 pieces
    Is anyone else doing Christmas card puzzles?
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  • millwab
    replied to Plastic puzzle
    I used a 2/0 crown tooth blade at a medium speed. Had no problems with melting....
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