|Project by woodcut||posted 04-22-2012 03:15 PM||1443 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
I wanted to make a jigsaw puzzle from my ever-growing pile of scraps.
Not knowing what I really wanted to end up with, I thought a geometric pattern would be interesting. So, I took a compass and drew a circle with 6 “petals” (pic 1).
This looked somewhat boring…. How would more petals look ???? (pic 2)
Okay, better…. but there’s nothing to ‘hold’ the pieces together. So I drew small circles on either side of the ‘petals’ to interlock the pieces….. (pic 3)
After redrawing the pattern on a glued-up circle and cutting a few pieces out, I realized the larger ones looked like mice and the smaller ones like cheese! Totally unintentional, but I thought it turned out pretty cool and was a quick, fun project…
BTW, the wood “stripes” are cherry, pine, mahogany, walnut, and aspen…..finished with BLO and shellac…
-- Carl, Iowa