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Project by BCDesign posted 11-29-2016 08:04 PM 436 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was away on a trip a few months ago and got a lot of nice video of dolphins that my 2 boys really enjoyed watching! They asked me to make them something dolphin related so I decided to make some simple jigsaws.
My oldest son wanted a realistic looking design and my younger son wanted something colorful. I made them with scrap plywood I had in my shop and used a scroll saw to cut the puzzle pieces. I finished them with acrylic paint and clear lacquer. I am no artist, but I think I did ok painting the realistic dolphin and my partner did a good job painting the multi color version!

I made a video for YouTube channel, please check it out and if you like it subscribe and share Thanks!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-29-2016 08:06 PM

Very nice puzzles!!

Jim

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 12:29 AM

Cool. I like them both. Educating and having fun at the same time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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majuvla

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 08:17 AM

Realy awesome project and you painted it very well. We are all little affraid of painting projects – but there is no reason for that. As Steve Ramsey from Mere Mortals does – make it pink even,why not!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BCDesign

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#4 posted 11-30-2016 02:08 PM

Thank you!I have no problem painting plywood especially when its for a kids project!Steve Ramsey is right!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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#5 posted 11-30-2016 04:13 PM

These puzzles are very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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lew

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#6 posted 11-30-2016 11:05 PM

Neat little puzzles!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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