|Project by woodbutcher||posted 07-16-2010 09:06 PM||2009 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This wooden handcut jigsaw puzzle was created for my Tea Partyer friends! This is an artists depiction of the scene at the signing of “The Constitution of the United States”. The artist hopefully has included all those present and attending! I cut this puzzle using a Flying Dutchman puzzle blade. The photo was laminated to a 5 ply baltic birch substrate. This choice of a substrate was chosen, in order to allow enough strength and rigidity for the fine cutting lines to survie many years of assembly and disassembly. Particular attention was paid during cutting so as not to allow cut lines to infringe upon the faces of the indiviuals in the portrait/puzzle. I tried using Macro/focus during the picture taking, so that you could see the cutting style better! Overall dimension of the puzzle is 12” x 18” and consists of approximately 400 pieces. There sure was a lot of cutting taking place only to generate a “thousand words”! I hope you’re able to pick out your favorite contributor to this important document.
-- woodbutcher north carolina