Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sphere Puzzle Scroll Saw Pattern.


 
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I admit to being kind of simple-minded but this pattern challenged my brain. A reader showed me a photo of this puzzle assembled and ask if I could make a pattern for one. I said, "It looks simple, sure no problem". It was a problem. :) I drew the pattern half a dozen times and put it in a 3D program to see if the pieces would fit. My mind just could not think in 3D. Finally, I got it to work.

It may not be the most challenging puzzle you will ever assemble but it does give a few seconds or minutes of thought. At least it did for me. It also looks cool in my opinion. That's important. :)

The parts are cut from 1/2" thick maple. When you get the pieces cut out you want to make sure they slide together easily. I cut them a bit tight and sanded them until they went together without having to force them.

Scroll Saw Dust Collection Tip:


With my new shop is in a basement with a furnace, I needed to take dust collection more seriously. I have always used dust collection on my other tools but they are only running for minutes at a time. The scroll saw can run for hours. The sound of the dust collector running constantly drove me crazy so I just did not use it on the scroll saw, in my old garage shop.

A simple solution to eliminating the dust collector noise at least part of the time is to just add it to the footswitch that starts your scroll saw. I always use a footswitch on my scroll saws so a cheap wall adapter allowed me to add the dust collector to the footswitch. Now it only runs when the saw is running. Not a perfect solution but the switch and cheap ear protection allow me to cope with the noise.


$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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Number of Pieces349
Age Range (Description)Kid, Adult
Puzzle typeAssembly and Disassembly
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