That’s petty fantastic. Really nice work. You must have put a lot of time into that.
wow, this is amazing. great result for a first attempt
That’s gorgeous. I can’t even imagine kerf correcting for so many pieces!
Wow! Love that you made it to cross over. It’s a very cool puzzle.
I don’t recall exactly how much time it took. I think I played with the picture for a couple of weeks, then spent a few days on the cut pattern, and one day doing the physical construction and cutting (divided into 10 sheets, not counting redos).
This is way way way outside of the puzzle making norms.
Awesome concept and great execution.
Wow that’s fantastic
Most impressive, indeed. Both in concept and in execution.
Thanks for sharing it.
Wow! That is cool. An inspiration for sure.
This is so very impressive. I especially love the pathway tiles and the bridge cross-over!
That’s an amazing project and a truly clever idea.
Awesome design! Thanks for writing about how you did it. I love the mosaic path and colors. I saw the cat right away, now I’ll go back and find the fairy and lizard.
a few minutes later… Is the fairy in the undercrossing? Can’t find it. I did see a lizard, squirrel and nest with eggs. Is there more?
Yes, the fairy is under the crossing. You only missed a couple of small ladybugs. I didn’t want to overdo it with too many figures, so I left out the skunk, the baby statue, the sundial.
Really fantastic work. My wife loves puzzles. Do you provide patterns or sell them? you should be selling this (Just my opinion), it is unique and amazing.
As a general rule. shop and sale information is in their account info. You would click on their avatar and if sales were being done their site listing would be a goto place. It is done in this manner due to the rule of no advertising on the forum which also means asking to buy designs not offered is frowned upon.
I don’t see a sales option on the @Purplie account info, but that does not necessarily mean he is not interested. You can contact him in a private message or he can add sales info to his avatar.
Worth mentioning again, awesome puzzle concept and make…
Thanks for the compliment!
This type of crossing-over puzzle wouldn’t work without doing the kerf adjustment. It has to fit snugly so that it won’t fall apart.
I haven’t yet found an economical way to do this, for printed puzzles (except for small puzzles under 5"). A copy of this one, which is cut from 10 sheets, will take around $60 in materials and a few hours labor, as I explain in more detail in a previous post.
Anyway… I don’t have a shop. If anybody is seriously interested in trying to make one, I don’t mind sharing the files. But it’s an exacting process. If you want to try out the technique for a small 5" puzzle, take a look at Part 1 of the tutorial.
If the picture were engraved, instead of made from paper prints, it would be much easier. The precision alignment problem would mostly go away. Hmm, maybe I’ll try doing one of those…
That is beautiful!! I love it!!
I agree with you, that selling the puzzles themselves would be difficult to make profitable, considering the labor involved, but, selling the pattern for $10 or $15 may be an easy way to “support you habit” and maybe offset some costs, without losing you with a bunch of work.
Again, the fact that this is such a unique design, just beautiful
wow, that’s really cool!