I have enjoyed my new bandsaw greatly. It was a great addition and there will be many more project coming off of it. This time I am making a small Christmas Tree Puzzle that is 2 levels high. The materials cost is extremely low because you can use a scrap 2×4. This project can get the kids involved or you can hog all the building fun for yourself. The approximate size of the the is 6″x3″x 1 1/2″. After a little paint it can go to the kids to give them some fun times. Click here for the vid...
Well I have began another Kickstarter journey. I have enjoyed the dynamic of this format and the ability to meet so many puzzle people from around the world. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787761497/the-lunatic-maze-puzzles-designed-and-created
http://www.puzzlemad.co.uk/2013/08/200-posts-i-have-been-very-bad.html From Kevin Sadler’s PuzzleMad “Burling about Some time ago, I was spontaneously contacted via Google plus (which is odd for me because I did not know what G+ was and didn’t know that I had signed up for it!) Marcus Allred has been designing the most beautiful wooden mazes for over a year now. I first drooled over his work when he posted them on the Renegades forum and received advice about crafts...
I recently completed this proof of concept and soon will be making this design in some Maple Burl. I just need to a few more tools… LOL
Not so long ago I blew my brains out on Christmas building. Starting in mid September then I made 21 different things, for a bunch of real different people. It was worth it yes, but I was mentally finished by the end. This year is wiser, lazier and lighter with only 5 types, some 9 pcs. but good ones, mostly culled from my favourites at LJ. Here are three. As is my custom I make something for my boss each year, by way of saying thank you for letting me have free access to our shop t...
Someone came up with this puzzle a long time ago. I think it was Moses, or maybe Methusula. I first saw it Here on LJ. I eventually drew it out in SU. So many folks have asked for the drawing I thought I’d post it here. It should be self-explanatory. PS: Obviously you’ll need to make two of these pieces.
So this week I was able to put some finishing touches on two of the items I will be offering up at the craft fair. My tic-tac-toe games, and some sets of Bewitching Cubes. For those not familiar with the Bewitching Cubes; I found the them in E.M. Wyatt’s “Puzzles In Wood”, the object is to orient each of the cubes so that each face shows the numbers 1-6.These three sets are made out of various woods which I forget right now and burned using Walnut Hollow Number Stamps...
It has been a good week in the shop and that is always a good thing. I have been experimenting with puzzles this whole weekend as I have a request to make one. I played around for a day or so and have pretty much the entire puzzle I was asked to make done but need to make a frame. I want to thank Carl at Scrollsawvideo.com for posting his video on making jigsaw puzzles. The process he uses is very easy and my sample piece I decided to make came out great. If you watch his video you wi...
Its hard to believe that this is my 26th weekly post and that it is therefore half way through the entire year of 2011. I am enjoying these posts and they do help to encourage me to get into the shop each week in order to do a little bit of something. I look forward trying more new things with each project. As to what I did this week, we went to spend a few days with my wife’s family and they all seem to like a good puzzle. So after I got done packing on Friday I took a little time in the...
This is a really fun puzzle to spring on people. I’ve noticed that it is easy to take apart, but hard to put together. So I’ve been showing people the completed shape, then taking it apart without them watching. Then I stand back and watch the hilarity ensue as they wrack their brains for hours trying to put it together. If you would like to build one, here are detailed plans that Timothy Sluder drew up. Enjoy!
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