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Blog entry by stefang posted 04-30-2013 02:44 PM 1077 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really feel sorry for this poor chap. He has scroll sawn a 40,000 piece jigsaw puzzle to celebrate Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in England. It makes my own little project problems seem inconsequential in comparison.

You can scroll down to see the video too if you want to see some incredible scroll sawing skills. He has a scroll saw just like mine except a different color. I am now thinking of returning mine after seeing what he is capable of doing with it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316536/40-000-piece-world-record-jigsaw-collapses-floor-Weymouth-creator-turns-back.html

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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sras

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 02:53 PM

Ouch!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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muleskinner

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 03:21 PM

Hell, I don’t even have the patience to wait for the video to load. I’m pretty sure I’d be in a straight jacket before I even got within 1% of that.

As far as you returning your saw: I’m just getting started with a scroll saw and was happy that I successfully cut out a satisfactory ellipse. Then I looked at your dragon project. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go out and burn down my shop.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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stefang

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 04:57 PM

Muleskinner I’m still having problems with those danged ellipses.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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PASs

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 05:11 PM

If you look at the left edge of the video you can see him pushing on the edge as though he’s trying to line it up. It looks like that’s what caused the collapse.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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LokisTyro

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 08:15 PM

Don’t return your machine, return to it!

This reminds me of the guy who scrolled the Declaration of Independence. It was word for word with the exact shape of each letter exactly as it is written. Insanity has many shapes and forms.

-- -Andy ~~~~~~~ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/silent ~~~~~~~

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stefang

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#6 posted 04-30-2013 08:25 PM

I have seen that scrolled Declaration of independence. Quite an accomplishment. I would never want to do something like that, but I do admire the skill and determination (or madness) required to get it done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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tomd

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#7 posted 05-01-2013 04:39 AM

Isn’t that what jigsaw puzzles are for, to put back together ?

-- Tom D

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stefang

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#8 posted 05-01-2013 09:27 AM

Yes Tom. The logic for this project seems lacking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 04:23 AM

That is enough to make a grown man cry!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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