Signing of Constitution

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Project by woodbutcher posted 07-16-2010 09:06 PM 1771 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 09:15 PM

Really excellent work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 09:30 PM

Excellent job.
“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 too would have thought of this great idea…....after I had already butchered my first puzzle attempt. I glad you thought of this ahead of time and shared that smart idea.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 09:50 PM

what a pain takenly great job to finish the cuting of a grand moment in the history
thank´s for sharing it


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#4 posted 07-16-2010 09:53 PM

Ken, that’s wild!

I’m officially changing your name from “woodbutcher” to “woodpsycho”. :-)

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

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 10:01 PM

Awesome!!!! Should be one in every household!

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 10:09 PM

That’s a keeper! very nice…..

-- vicrider

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 10:52 PM

Awesome! I love your fore thought about no cut lines in the faces. I’m like mike, would have thought of it after I screwed up a good picture. That’s an incredible job.

-- John @

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#8 posted 07-17-2010 01:06 AM

This is incredible! I never did any cutting of this sort. You really inspire me to look into it more. You are an artist for sure!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 07-17-2010 06:07 AM

A beautiful Job, Great work,

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#10 posted 07-17-2010 11:54 PM

Particularly inspiring! Your work and the medium you chose. As for a favorite: It’s hard not to admire General Washington and the contributions he made to the formation of this GREAT country. Although there are many worthy faces in that picture.

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#11 posted 07-18-2010 01:18 PM

Awe inspiring scroll work! Worthy work for worthy men.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 07-22-2010 05:11 AM

Dear Lady and Gentlemen, I want to thank you all for your kind remarks and comments. While it was a bit time consuming, your taking the time to view it and comment makes it all worth while. Well I guess we’d better get back to cutting another! Thanks again, yours in Freedom!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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