|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-10-2010 08:26 PM||2105 views||8 times favorited||4 comments|
I was looking at Steve Good’s website with all of his scroll-sawing ideas and two projects caught my eye – his “Poker Puzzle Plans” as well as the box he used to hold his “Dollar Bill Puzzle”. Thanks Steve for Both Ideas!!!!
So, I have a pack of really nicely designed playing cards from a casino in Atlantic City. The Joker was really well done. Now I just had to decide which other one and I remembered the song by Juice Newton that contains the lines:
Playing with the queen of hearts, knowing it ain’t really smart
The joker ain’t the only fool, who’ll do anything for you.
Bingo! Cards are glued to solid poplar and cut using a jeweler’s blade in the scroll saw. Each card contains 35 pieces and it’s a fairly nice challenge when you mix both of them up and try to reassemble them without any guide. Nice and cruel. ;-)
Steve also has a great video on how to cut puzzles on the scroll saw – it really is a great technique!
The box is a combination of some really nicely detailed aromatic cedar for the top and bottom and some walnut for the sides. This is also done totally on the scroll saw.
A few people see an “alien head” on the box top – I guess so if you look at it from an angle…......
Oh yeah! Visit Steve’s website if you want TONS of great ideas for the scroll saw! http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/
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