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Project by halfacre posted 02-27-2017 03:33 PM 450 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For someone who don’t have any pictures on their walls, these Kinkade jigsaw puzzles makes a mighty fine picture after a frame has been added. I try to make the frame match the pictures! Trouble is with these two this week makes 18 20×27” 1000 piece puzzles or larger hanging in our house. Thats not counting all the other pictures people collect over time.. Also my wife has all the windows covered with stained glass pictures..

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx





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them700project

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#1 posted 02-27-2017 04:40 PM

Did that one with the church just before Christmas

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#2 posted 02-27-2017 08:21 PM

Nicely framed.

You might enjoy this link too. —- https://redlinart.com/

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-30-2017 08:03 AM

Lovely work,
Hay I was wondering of you can tell me how you glue the puzzles? Do you pour glue on to the face of the puzzle?
Also I see lots of jigsaw glues on the market the trouble is I live in Hong Kong, is the jigsaw glue just ordinary liquid paper glue?
Thanks in advance
Anthony

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halfacre

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#4 posted 05-01-2017 12:58 AM

Anthony while the puzzle is sitting on a flat area I put wax paper under all the sides. I like to use Elmers white glue for it dries sorta flat with out much shine so not much reflections. No need to buy a special glue. We have also used a dollar store glue, no name, It worked okay but did dry with maybe too shine. I spread the glue on the face with a flat credit card type spreader and be sure to fill in all the cracks. An excess amount of glue is okay for Elmers dries invisible. Just don’t use Elmers yellow glue for it does dry yellow. If you have other brands just try it on something to see if it dries clear. When good and dry in a day or so flip it over. Use the same wax paper under the sides again. I glue a flat piece of card board on the back to make it more stiff and again I use an extra amount of glue. Hobby lobby sells cardboard for artist but has a bend in it and it shown through the puzzle after it has dried. After I get the glue down and the cardboard installed I have a piece of plywood the size of the puzzle ready to lay on the puzzle then put a few heavy things on the top to let the puzzle dry flat…. To answer your question, yes the glue is the original white paper glue. Its still a good wood glue but is harder to sand than the yellow glue for it stay soft much longer and balls up when sanding. I make a simple frame with the table saw and the strips I cut out to accept the puzzle is used to hold the puzzle in. A quick and easy frame to build.It takes two passes to cut the groove out and the pieces ready to put back in. Stain the wood or not then a little lacquer sprayed on takes no time at all for the frame. We have a house full of really neat pictures… Most all are 1000 pieces . We have put together 3 puzzles that had 2000 pieces but the problem is where does a person put all the pieces at the start..In the past we used three tables and a roll around cart and that made looking for the right piece too much trouble and time…. When you get one in a frame show us a picture. Good luck!

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#5 posted 05-01-2017 01:02 AM

Finished this one a couple days ago.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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