Wednesday, August 26, 2020

National Dog Day 25 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Scroll Saw Pattern.

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25 Piece Puzzle

8" X 6" Jigsaw Puzzle template with Image for National Dog Day. Instructions included. Making jigsaw puzzles on the scroll saw is fun and easy. They are great for weddings, anniversaries, travel photos and more. Please take a look at my digital download book of puzzle templates below.

Today, 8/26/2020 is National Dog Day. It is estimated that there are over 90 million pet dogs in the U.S. There are only 129 million households in the U. S. so you can see how important our dogs are to us. 

Dogs have been kept as pets/companions for nearly 15,000 years. The Bonn-Oberkassel dog was found buried with two humans dating from that time. There is a special bond between dogs and humans. 

Scientists have found that dog owners are statistically shown to live longer than non-dog owners. Dog owners have a 24% risk reduction for death from any cause. On top of that, dog owners have significantly better outcomes after major health issues.

Interacting with dogs can boost your production of oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. These can lead to a sense of well-being and help lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. 

I have personally seen the positive results of dog ownership. Our little multi-poo, Holly has made a significant difference in the lives of my wife and I after we retired. My wife retired well before me and was definitely feeling the effects of loneliness during the day, home alone. When we got Holly that changed and made a huge difference for my wife.

In recent months there has been a big jump in dog ownership. The reason is clear. People who are stuck at home want and need companionship. With that benefit comes a big responsibility to be equally as positive an influence on the dog. Dogs enjoy interacting with people but they need exercise, affection, health care, and stimulus to be all they can be. If you have recently brought a dog into your family then, please give them the care they deserve.

Picture included in the pattern. Click to Enlarge
The image of the dogs was used with permission from
I edited the image to include the words, dog house, and bone.

 Print out the template and image. Print the image on High-Quality photo paper.

 Use spray adhesive to attach the image to 1/4" Baltic birch plywood.

Stack a 1/8" piece of BB ply over the image and wrap the stand in blue painter tape or clear packing tape.

Glue the template on top of the stack.

You should now have a stack consisting of, top to bottom. 1/4" BB ply, Image, 1/8" BB ply, Puzzle template.

 Cut the pieces with a small scroll saw blade. There are blades made specifically for puzzle cutting but if you want to see if you like the project first then a #2/0 blade will work. The blade needs to be small so the pieces fit together snugly.

After each piece is cut, lightly sand the fuzzies off the back and reassemble the puzzle as you go.

If you enjoyed making this jigsaw puzzle then take a look at my Jigsaw Puzzle template book. It contains 30 templates for 4" X 6", 5" X 7", and 8" X 10" photos. Puzzle templates up to 300 pieces.

The template book is an instant digital download. The price is $7. Includes full instructions.

You can find the Jigsaw Puzzle template book as well as other products in my online store.

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