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Puzzles

Postby MJOriginals » 11 Apr 2019, 14:42

Hi all a bit of time since last posting, but i have been busy with trying to get well enough to get back working in the workshop.

Have managed this now and have knocked out some puzzles see photos

the dragons are mdf painted with acrylic paints

but the other ones are what I like to call art puzzles just done with wood stain designed so each piece is one colour, they are made from 15mm thick lime and stained with chestnut products spirit stains before being varnished I think they work quite well

I needed puzzle for my next craft fair 20th thro 22nd at the pavillion at whitby if any ones around pop by for a chat
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Re: Puzzles

Postby Malc2098 » 11 Apr 2019, 15:06

Nice.
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Re: Puzzles

Postby StevieB » 11 Apr 2019, 18:32

Excellent. How many of these types of article do you tend to sell at a craft fair if you don't mind me asking? They certainly stand out from the standard turners and bowls/platters but is there a market for them? I tend to scroll jigsaw puzzles of the standard type (typically calendar images in 6mm Baltic birch ply) but for fun rather than sale. I have often wondered about doing something like these, or the woodimal jigsaws that seem popular in the US, but they do not excite me in the same way as being clever with a figural or devious with colour line cutting does in a traditional image based jigsaw!
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Re: Puzzles

Postby MJOriginals » 11 Apr 2019, 20:31

Hi stevieB

I normally sell about 10 or 15 at a three day show,I often do just polished wooden puzzles as well as these coloured ones usually a good thing to attrach people to the stand at the show to sell my more expensive items like clocks,automata or similar.

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Re: Puzzles

Postby Andyp » 11 Apr 2019, 20:41

I like those Martin thanks for sharing. I am awaiting for the next generation to come along so I can make some more like that.
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Re: Puzzles

Postby StevieB » 11 Apr 2019, 21:23

Thanks. My son was making automata at school last year - I think he rather surprised his technology teacher with what we managed to come up with between us, to the extent it still sits on the Teachers desk today as an example :D
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Re: Puzzles

Postby Phil » 01 May 2019, 19:26

Very nice Martyn :eusa-clap:

I did the dog one many years ago.
If I remember correctly it was sold at a church fete for fund raising.
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Re: Puzzles

Postby Doug » 01 May 2019, 20:08

They look great Martyn hope the fair went well :eusa-clap:
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Re: Puzzles

Postby MJOriginals » 02 May 2019, 12:20

Hi
Thanks for looking at the puzzles, Whitby was pretty good show sold few of them plus quite a few of my relief plaques and pictures as well as some wood pendants pretty pleased overall. It’s always nice when people appreciate your work enough to buy it off you.

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Re: Puzzles

Postby Woodster » 02 May 2019, 14:25

Nice job Martyn. :eusa-clap:
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