Terrier dog puzzles

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Project by DanaLynn posted 02-09-2013 12:28 PM 1183 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two terrier puzzles, one made of curly maple the other of basswood. Would not recommend a puzzle made from bass wood. What would be the strongest native wood that would be as light as basswood?

-- Dana, Indiana,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 12:47 PM

Well done. As far as the wood, lightweight and strong is tough to get in the same wood. My choice would probably be Ash. I get a lot of it, it’s easy to work with and seems to be as strong as I need.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 04:49 PM

Great Puzzle. Hardwood is a challenge. I made a giraffe out of lacewood and had to do a little sanding to get the pieces to slide in and out. I think the harder the wood, it is better to use a fast speed and go slow on the cuts. Did you design the this Terrier?

-- Arbuckster, Oregon

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 08:45 PM

my terrier gives this 2 paws up!

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 10:04 PM

Thanks Monte…I have so much to learn. I have very little ash in my wood stock, but will keep it in mind. I wonder if there is a scientific reason why it is that lighter woods aren’t stronger.

Thanks Arbuckster, I agree with you, go super slow, it saves time in the long run…:) The Terrier pattern was taken from a book…I can’t take the credit there.

Thank you too michelletwo…

-- Dana, Indiana,

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