Turtle puzzle

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Project by will2480 posted 03-30-2008 08:55 PM 2798 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second scroll saw project that I completed was this turtle puzzle that I found online. It’s been awhile since I found the original image so I don’t remember the website name. I cut this puzzle out of a scrap piece of 3/4” plywood I had in the garage. I did plan on painting the puzzle with some craft paint, but my wife and I have decided to look for some non-toxic colored stain to apply to the pieces instead. We are trying to provide safe toys for our daughter and any playmates she will have over.

Thanks for checking out my project!

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 09:02 PM

That’s pretty cool! I’ll have to make one of those for my daughter.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 09:11 PM

Whatever you decide to color with you can safely apply shellac over.

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 11:22 PM

you did a fantastic job.
re: colouring another option is to let your daughter colour it and then put a sealant over top.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 03:25 AM

I agree with rikkor. You may want to look at trans tint dyes. They come in a variety of vibrant colors and you can put shellac on to seal the wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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