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Project by monkeysuncle posted 03-23-2017 02:13 AM 666 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this puzzle based upon our favorite lake in WI. Had fun making it.

-- Jim, Wisconsin

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#1 posted 03-23-2017 04:09 AM

I’m sure your Grandson will cherish it forever.

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#2 posted 03-23-2017 04:17 PM

What a wonderful present.
I agree. He will love this forever.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#3 posted 03-23-2017 04:32 PM

Great idea. Love the connection between the place and your family. Did you scroll saw it and then add the backing? Did you have a template for the puzzle pieces? Liked the bear and fish. Hard to see enough detail, are there other shapes in the puzzle and what wood did you use?

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#4 posted 03-24-2017 12:20 AM

I used my 20 inch craftsman scroll saw. This limits the size to 20 inches. The puzzle and backing are both 5/16 baltic birch ply wood. I cut out the letters, bear and fish using patterns from internet. The rest of the pieces were free handed. I’ve made 10 – 12 puzzles over 20 years. I use a #5 scroll saw blade. Also found it helps to round over both edges of the outline and top letter holes. I use a small round over bit in my dremel tool. Of course that must be done before gluing back on.

-- Jim, Wisconsin

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