Jigsaw Puzzle for my Wife

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Project by jeepturner posted 03-26-2011 04:59 PM 1604 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a puzzle I made for my wife. the box is made of mahogany and the puzzle is glued to quarter inch oak plywood. Dimensions are just under 10” x 8” x 3”. I used a continuous grain method for the joinery. The splices are beach. I use my table saw to cut the waste from the box and then a eighth inch flat file to square the grooves for the spines.
The picture was taken twenty-three years ago, we had been married for only half a year.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 05:56 PM

Not a bad start for a happy marriage, nice looking box and puzzle. The fact that you still have it and the
memories indicates a few happy memories and the possibility of many more. Hope you are still here in
another 23 years with more memories. Great little first project, good job on the hand finishing and fine
points, now quit being so bashful. Thank you for sharing and we hope to see more of you in the

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 08:07 PM

Very cool box and puzzle. Way to score some brownie points.

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 08:09 PM

22 1/2 years later you finally got around to popping the question? This patience is obviously what attracts you to scrolling… Great job!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 09:01 PM

This is at Ian, I wrote that the picture was taken about half a year after we were married. We were together seven years before the wedding.
This at Bluepine. I can only hope to still be here in another twenty three years, and I don’t know what I said to indicate that this was my first project, it isn’t.
It’s all good thanks for the comments

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 10:58 PM

I think Bill is on the money here, (building up some brownie pts) LOL
Nice job Mel

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 02:29 AM

Thanks Pete, and yeah there can never be enough brownie points. When I was in the military I was told by my Sargent that one “AW shucks” wipes out a thousand atta boys. Or words to that effect.

-- Mel,

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