Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mini Easter Jigsaw Puzzles Scroll Saw Pattern.

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2" X 2" Mini-Jigsaw Puzzle

Everything is cut from Baltic birch plywood.
You need the extra strength of the plywood to make the
puzzle strong. 

I was trying to think of a simple gift that you could give to family and friends at church for Easter. I have sold quite a few of my jigsaw template books lately so that made me think some of you may enjoy this also.

These puzzles are 2" X 2" with 12 pieces and a box to hold the puzzle. These are small enough to carry a few in your pocket. They are not terribly challenging puzzles but that's not what they are about.

I included 10 public domain photos for you to use. They all have an Easter theme. When you print the pattern and photos make sure you print at 100% size. Each picture should print at 2" X 2".

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Complete instructions included in the pattern book.

We will use the easy template method to make these puzzles. 

You will need a #2/0 blade to cut the puzzles. You need this small blade so the puzzle pieces fit together well. That is especially important on these mini-puzzles.

Carefully cut the pieces making sure the ears of the puzzle will lock together.

I hate being late:

I am just going to ramble for a few words here. Skip if you could care less. :)

Sorry for the late blog post yesterday. I had the post completed by 3am and forgot to hit the send button. When I woke up the next day I realized the post had not been published. That's why it did not go out until noon. 

Before you ask, yes I do work at night. Most of the blog posts get published between 2am and 4am. I normally go to bed around 4:30am to 5am and sleep until 10 or 11am. 

If I try to work during the day, nothing happens in my strange brain. I just can't be creative during the day. I have no idea why.

My typical workday goes like this. I get up around 10am. I have a small breakfast while reading the news. I clean up then take my 10 step commute to my office. Most days I will spend the first three hours working on the Signature coin and Catalog orders. When those are all packaged up I drive to the post office and drop them in the box. I only go to the post office so I can get out of the house for a few minutes. Sometimes I just put the orders in my mailbox.

When I get back I start on email. That can take anywhere from ten minutes to three hours. around 3pm my dog will come to get me for her afternoon play session outside. We try to stay out for close to an hour if the weather is good.

At that point, I stop working and do shopping or chores or be lazy. Around 6pm to 7pm I fix dinner and my wife and I watch television until 10 or 11pm. 

After television, I go back to the office and start designing a pattern. That process can take minutes or hours. I have dozens of techniques to come up with a pattern but sometimes everything just turns out bad and I will delete several failed attempts. Once I have a pattern I have to decide if I need to test cut it or not. 

If I need a test cut I head to the shop. Of course, the test cut varies in time depending on the pattern. It is rare that I spend more than three hours on a cut. Taking pictures slows me down but I do every trick in the book to be quick.

I stack cut as much as possible. Keep in mind that everything I make is only to take a picture of it so I can cut corners on some stages. I only sand enough to look good in the picture. I use spray acrylic finish because it dries in minutes. I have all my supplies ready before I go to the shop.

When the project is complete I head up to my photo booth and take the finished pictures. I edit the pictures and begin writing the post. Depending on how long-winded I am that can take a while. 

I went to the shop to cut today's puzzle around midnight. It is 3:42am right now and I am about to publish this post.

After I publish the post I have to do the cleanup work like adding the pattern to the online catalog and posting to Pinterest. 

I will probably be in bed by 4:30am this morning. That is a typical day.

Many days will get thrown out of order because of family responsibilities and general life. Those days I just play it by ear. It usually works out.

Okay, that was a long-winded story. I remember when my grandfather lived with us while I was a child, He could make everything a story. He could take an hour to tell you about his trip to the grocery. I enjoyed his stories and I have become just like him. My wife will wrinkle her nose and shake her head yes when she reads this part. :)

Good night, errrr good morning.

I almost forgot to hit the send button again........

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