Jig Saw Puzzles for the boys.

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Project by Sam_Fox posted 10-18-2009 04:34 AM 1862 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a couple of puzzles for my son after seeing him try to eat the one that was made in china. I had a piece of Maple from a tree in the back yard, so I found a small turtle design and cut it out with my scroll saw… the second turtle and teddy bear are made from ash. Cutting them out took a little time as i didn’t want to burn them. I was amazed at how much sanding is required… I recently bought a oscillating spindle sander which helped with the teddy bear, but the previous two was done by hand. I decided not to finish them, but was wondering what the other toy makers are finishing their project with that will ultimately end up in the mouths of the kids.

Thanks for looking


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#1 posted 10-18-2009 04:35 AM

Fun puzzle nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 10-18-2009 04:50 AM

nice puzzels ,

how about saladbowl finnish ,
or cutting board oil ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 05:00 AM

Every time I cannot find something, I ask my son “did you eat that screwdriver?”. The little guys are a very handy excuse for when we lose stuff…. ;)

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 06:00 AM

Beautiful puzzles!!! I have left my toys unfinished for my baby. For her next toy, I bought a bottle of organic flaxseed oil and will give that a try since she also loves putting everything in her mouth.

-- helen

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 09:07 AM

I don’t put any finish on the toys I make. If I were going to paint it for color, I’d use latex. I wouldn’t do that for small things.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 02:58 PM

Now that’s some cute puzzles. Looks like fun.

-- John @

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 03:12 PM

i use mineral oil, cheap and work very well. get it at your drug store.


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#8 posted 10-18-2009 07:23 PM

Your puzzles look real good. I made 3 for a 1 yr. old niece. We painted them with the Dreamcoat and Folkart craft paints. I checked their site and it says it’s not harmful. The other thing I did is explain to the father that they should only be played with under supervsion. Mine are pine and when the teeth come in I’m sure she could bite a chunk off. Daddy and the baby both love them and work on them frequently together.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 06:20 AM

Good point blondewood. I never thought about them biting off a piece of soft wood.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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