Here is the project that led me to my question about how to de-soot puzzle pieces.
This summer, I introduced my kids to kayaking. I got them each a kayak and they took to it like, uh, kids to kayaks? At one point my son pounced on the back of his sister’s boat, yelling “Pirate attack!” I was lucky enough to be close and prepared with the camera. This felt like a great candidate for my first laser puzzle.
I sent the picture to be printed at a local store (8x10), and used spray adhesive to attach it to some backer board (not quite sure what. I scavenged it from the recycling bin). Then with the puzzle generator linked in other articles, I sent it off to my GF.
I used settings recommended on this site, but I think I goofed on the caliper side, and didn’t focus the laser right. The result is that the pieces are a little on the loose side. Still, I’m delighted with the first attempt.
I also made a box to hold the puzzle. Loving that part too
I took the pictures of my son doing the puzzle so I can make another puzzle of him doing a puzzle of himself. Next up, snake eating its tail?
The hardest part of all this was not immediately sharing these pictures with my family, as I want to make them some presents with this technique and am going for the surprise.