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Project by moonls posted 1247 days ago 1751 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using the patterns printed in the March 2011 issue of Wood Magazine, I brushed up my scroll sawing skills and created this puzzle from hardwood scraps. The species of wood used included walnut, mahogany, poplar, zebra and cherry. The woods selected were used to suggest the colors and textures of the different dinosaur hides. This would be a nice gift for any child over 3 years old because a few of the 36 puzzle pieces are small enough to be a choking hazard. Because the puzzle pieces were 1/2” thick, I found it time consuming to mill the smaller scraps to the proper thickness but I’m happy with the results and hope to make more of these types of puzzles. Stay tuned…!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod





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degoose

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#1 posted 1247 days ago

That is fabulous…. I real like how this has turned out… well done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Pdl

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#2 posted 1247 days ago

I was thinking of making this a while ago, but I decided I didn’t/don’t have the skill to do so. I wasn’t going to use different woods like the mag says to either. I was just going to use pine and paint it. I REALLY like the look of the different woods though and your puzzle joints… WOW. This is cool. Thanks for sharing.

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1247 days ago

Nice Scrolling Lorna!!
I made a few sets of puzzle pets over the years (mostly farm animals not dinosaurs) and they do make excellent gifts to friends with children…
Trouble is, the parents I know kept them “until the kids get old enough”... In other words, for themselves!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1928 days


#4 posted 1247 days ago

This project looks like it was fun to do.
It looks like your scrolling is up to speed : )
What did you use for a finish ?

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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patron

13018 posts in 1974 days


#5 posted 1247 days ago

looking good lorna

and working the craft
the best investment
we get sometimes

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#6 posted 1247 days ago

Great job Lorna.
This is a toy to keep and pass along to the next generation(s).
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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moonls

407 posts in 1619 days


#7 posted 1247 days ago

Lisa, I used 2 coats of a water-based semi-gloss poly so the wood would be protected by a clear finish. I forgot to mention that so thanks.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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bigike

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#8 posted 1247 days ago

this came out very nice.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Woodenwizard

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#9 posted 1247 days ago

From one scroller to another very well done. I have the same mag and have thought about doing the same project. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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grizzman

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#10 posted 1247 days ago

wow that is really sharp…get it…teeth …sharp…boy you would not want to be caught with a full moon huh…lol…im just full of funnies…but serious…this is wonderful and i can easily revert back to childhood and play with this for a long time…grreat job lorna….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 1246 days ago

thats a very cool set Lorna and not one you’d find anywhere else!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1244 days ago

FANTASTIC !!!
You certainly have skills : )
The variety of wood species looks great together.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Lenny

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#13 posted 1240 days ago

Great job Lorna. I love the end results. Your patience and perseverence paid off. I’m looking forward to the next installment.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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