Jig Saw Puzzle

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Project by woodbutcher posted 05-08-2010 09:36 PM 2026 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Jig Saw Puzzles as I grew up calling them, which are actually being hand cut on a scrollsaw, has been some what time consuming, lately. That is one reason that I’ve not been able to be as active on LJs’ as I would have preferred. It’s that time of the season for the wedding photos of course too. I’ve encased the puzzles for ease of transport which doesn’t do much for allowing very good pictures.
However the first one is approimately 12”wide x 18”tall and consists of a little more than 600 pieces. The second one has both a 4”x6” puzzle and an 8”x10” wedding puzzle in it.This 3rd one is a wedding puzzle also. There always has to be a non-sensical photo taken at todays weddings and that is what this puzzle shows. The las puzzle here simply shows how difficult it is to shoot pictures through an encased transport frame-LOL.
I am currently cutting all these puzzles on a new very expensive scroll saw made by Porter/Cable it costs all of $179.00 and can be found at a Lowes store near you! Seriously though this saw does outperform my RBI Hawk and Dremel Scroll station both hands down. I hope this may help any prospective new purchasers of scrollsaws-and no I am not being compensated anyway by the manufacturer for this endorsement. Just trying to help out our fellow LJs’.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 05-08-2010 09:50 PM

Great work. I know from experience that puzzles aren’t that easy. I like the idea of personalizing with photos from the recipient.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-09-2010 12:27 AM

Good to see you, my friend!

Great job on the puzzles, and thanks for the scroll saw tip. I’ve been put off by the price of those things, so it’s good to know a $179.00 saw can get the job done.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-09-2010 12:33 AM

Fantastic work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-09-2010 03:51 AM

Wow, I love the picture and puzzle it is awesome. Thank you for advice on the scroll saw. I have been looking to purchanse a new scroll saw. The one i been looking at is dewalt, however its a little out of my budjet at this time.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 05-09-2010 06:00 AM

Always great to see your work, and what a project that is. Great stuff.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 05-09-2010 03:23 PM

Fantastic puzzles! Thanks for the info on the saw. Always thought this fine of work could only be done on a $500 or $600 saw. Nice to know there are saws out there that work great for a reasonable price.

Of course, If I had your talent, I might be able to do this fine of work too! Out standing job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 05-09-2010 03:46 PM

great work, you have alot of patience to sit and make all those cuts. WOW ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Rick Boyett

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#8 posted 05-09-2010 04:14 PM

Hey, a jigsaw puzzle of my favorite woodworker.. (^_^)

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#9 posted 05-09-2010 09:29 PM

stefang,Ty Sir, yeah the goal today is to help everyone have a way of reliving that special moment!CharlieM1958, Thanks Bud, and if you do choose to purchase this saw—please let me know if you concur with my experience! a1Jim-ty-I’m looking forward to seeing your Low Boy project as well. Qmoney, I would bet ‘MONEY’ that you would not be disappointed with the overall performance of this saw-however if you do choose to spend a little more, which I don’t find the need to do-I just found out that Delta is introducing a new saw that is identicak in every way to the Dewalt at the same price-but are making the light and stand standard equipment and not add ons-good luck which ever way you go.-savannah 505 TY for taking the time to look and the kind words-scrappy, if you ever to decide to do any scrolling, you’ll be turning out work even better than this in no time-I’ve already seen your meteoric success with the lathe-you’re a natural! bigike, TY Sir,believe it or not, I have very little patience with most things, and this is my theraputic way of trying to develop some-LOL-Rick Boyett, Ty for looking,he is my favorite also.

I want to thank all of you again for taking the time to look at my current endeavors-there is no better place to visit than here for help and inspiration.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#10 posted 05-10-2010 01:46 AM

Looks great Ken, I lov`em

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#11 posted 05-13-2010 02:46 AM

Love the wedding photos – great job!

The dude with the beard looks a little spooky though….......


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#12 posted 11-06-2012 07:23 PM

scroll-saws are so much fun : )

-- It's when they don't show their prices that you know they may be trying to rip you off.

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