Make a 3D Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

I'm not sure if there is any project that brings more pleasure after it leaves my shop than a jigsaw puzzle. After buying a scroll saw, I was soon making jigsaw puzzles from 1/4" plywood. As fun as they were to make and assemble, I soon began experimenting as I do, and started cutting multi-level … Continue reading Make a 3D Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Routing the Puzzle Pieces for Puzzle Table

After gluing up the four sides, my next step was to rout in the puzzle pieces. I used three combination squares referenced off of each edge to lay out a grid, which represented the size and location of the puzzle pieces. Pencil can be difficult to see on black walnut, but I found that roughing up … Continue reading Routing the Puzzle Pieces for Puzzle Table

Cutting a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

People have always been fascinated by my 3D wooden jigsaw puzzles. "Wow! Is that ever cool?" they marvel. "How on Earth did you make this?" "They are little gems.  I dared to unlock a few pieces from one puzzle and was pleasantly surprised to find that they are unexpectedly puzzling!  Devilish and nicely done!" - Jonathan, … Continue reading Cutting a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

More Multi-Layer Jigsaw Puzzles

Big or small - I make them all! Last year I made two large, complex and challenging jigsaw puzzles with 90 and 140 pieces, respectively. Making a puzzle involves cutting out sections of pieces, turning them on edge, cutting them again, turning each section another time and making more cuts. The result is a pile … Continue reading More Multi-Layer Jigsaw Puzzles

More Cribbage Boards Now, More Puzzles Soon

There are two new cribbage boards on my Gallery page.  Both are presently for sale and they will be the last two available this year. Click on any image to view the product details. In Other News I'm sure you saw my insane 140-piece puzzle that I posted last weekend.  It's so complex that even … Continue reading More Cribbage Boards Now, More Puzzles Soon