|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-24-2010 02:03 PM||1393 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
A co-worker & good friend of mine “tied the knot” earlier this month. Without giving the reason, I convinced him to send me a very hi-res picture of the place they honeymooned at in Tahiti and made a puzzle out of it as a gift.
Also, I just HAD to have a nice container to hold the puzzle in, so I made them a box as well. :-)
The puzzle was cut on a scroll saw using a jeweler’s blade and contains 48 pieces. Cutting tips from Steve Good’s website were greatly appreciated!
The box is primarily walnut and has two “racing stripes” of quarter-sawn maple. I also inlayed the date of their wedding in the lower right cover. Steve’s tips came in handy again – this time on how to fill in an inlay with modeling clay (“Sculpy”) – it worked well and was quite easy!
Puzzle measure’s 4.5” x 6.5”
Finish is spray poly.
The only question is whether to give him the puzzle all together or in pieces and make him assemble his own gift? ;-)
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