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Mice & Cheese Puzzle

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Project by woodcut posted 851 days ago 1355 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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…
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-- Carl, Iowa





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Douwe

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#1 posted 851 days ago

This is great! Creative thinking, craftmanship and hours of fun for those who will play with it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Douwe

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SawTooth1953

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#2 posted 851 days ago

Carl, Very creative… and thanks for sharing the progression of thought processes behind it.

Spence

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#3 posted 851 days ago

Very cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 851 days ago

I don’t think I have every seen a puzzle quite like this one – very unique!

I have a funny feeling we will be seeing some duplicates of this in the near future, however. ;-)

Great job,

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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MShort

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#5 posted 851 days ago

Very neat. I like it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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