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PUZZLES

All puzzles are cut with a scroll saw. Many take hours to complete which includes designing, sanding, cutting, sanding and painting. Image puzzles are much easier to prepare!
AVAILABLE PUZZLES
14 Missing hearts
$125
Description: A medium sized heart (9"x5") with 14 "cut-out" hearts within. 111 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic print, ttg.
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Gravity west hemi
$200
Description: Gravity anomaly map of the western hemisphere, a Nasa image.
Materials: Photo, epoxy resin finish.
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Hurricane X - 226 pieces
$300
Description: Every summer the weather channel shows us radar images of the big storms. This is my take of one of the radar images.
Materials: Acrylic paint, sesame seeds for texture, ttg.
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The shade tree - 83 pieces, Italian poplar
$100
Description: Black with some hints of color, a very unique puzzle, elegant.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy resin.
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Natural whale
$70
Description: A nice orca with a natural mid-section. 80 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, polyurethane.
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Hair Dryer
$200
Description: I doodle, I doodle but it became a hair dryer shape all on its own.
Materials: Water based stains, triple thick glaze finish.
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Orange Clawed Crab
$80
Description: A beautifully painted crab. Most crab pieces ever for me, 90.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Gray orca
$60
Description: Another Orca but with a new painting style. Very different. 71 pieces.
Materials: Prisme fantasy paints.
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Crazy colors
$250
Description: Follow the curves of this colored puzzles. A beautiful piece measuring approximately 11.5 x 10.5 inches. Sometimes inspiration comes slowly and this puzzle took 8 months. Each piece stained in immediately painted so you can still see the grain of the wood. Blue ribbon winner of 2013 Montgomery Villa
Materials: Water based stain, acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle
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Catalina y Pilar (catapillar)
$250
Description: Two intermingled "catapillars". Because the pieces just butt against one another I magnetized them.
Materials: Acrylic paint, polyurethane, magnets. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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6-9
$200
Description: Another illusion, line cuts, design like a six and a nine.
Materials: Print, epoxy, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Captain Hook's Star
$80
Description: A wood burned helices hide among the dots and dashes, many hook pieces, knobby star with the knob pieces being cut similar. 92 pieces. 9 inches tip to tip.
Materials: Interference paints, wood burning, polyurethane.
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84st onlookers
$90
Description: This is a photo taken during the 2013 Carnaval de Barranquilla at a parade on 84th street. I think it is the last parade of Carnaval. It shows a very mixed crowd with twin boys excited to see every crazy thing. 143 pieces.
Materials: Image.
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Congo front and back
$100
Description: This is a photo taken with my zoom lens and cropped in photogshop. The photo is a really well done Congo costume. Would appear easy to assemble but many areas are very similar. 118 pieces
Materials: Image
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purple eggs
$25
Description: Experimenting with blending colors. 11 pieces.
Materials: acrylic paints. ttg.
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falling people
$75
Description: Bright colors, crazy shapes, not the artist's favorite. 75 pieces.
Materials: acrylic paints, ttg.
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Long haired dachshund
$125
Description: I had a commission for a dachshund but I didn't know it was the short haired type. I had made this one before it was communicated to me. See I do love the spiral shapes, all 107 pieces.
Materials: Stain.
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Lazy heart
$200
Description: Size matters especially when your heart has been sat on by someone. Crazy wandering pieces (96 of 'em)
Materials: Stains, acrylic paint, ttg.
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Popeye on a moto
$15
Description: I was experimenting with shapes, double sided.
Materials: Acrylic paints.
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Lunar mitosis
$200
Description: Tulle textured stringy nucleaic acid pieces, 201 of them. In a way resembling cellular reproduction.
Materials: Tulle surface painted with acrylic paints, water-based polyurethane.
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Sunspots
$200
Description: A golden lobular "sun" with pointy spots. About 10 inches in diameter. 178 pieces
Materials: Gel markers, acrylic paints, ttg.
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Firey heart
$80
Description: Hearts with curls series, Colors of the flames, zipper cuts in the upper level, more difficult? Do you know anyone with a firey heart? 91 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Golden heart
$80
Description: Hearts with curls series, golden heart with red streaks! Do you have a heart of gold? Streaks of red - jealously? 92 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Don't give a hoot
$60
Description: An owl, crazy but nice. Approximately 7 inches tall with detailed wings. 63 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Particle tree
$60
Description: Image generated using an artist program called particles. I think it is a pretty neat image of a grasses scene with a tree. It appears to be floating in the sky. 6x6, 90 pieces.
Materials: Image.
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Connected ghosts
$90
Description: A circular design with ghosts struggling to separate from each other. 68 pieces, 7 inch circle.
Materials: Stains, polyurethane.
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dot matix
$40
Description: A 8 inch circular piece painted cadmium yellow with marron knobs. Several pieces have protruding dots. 36 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints, gorilla glue
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Love beads
$30
Description: A nice small heart with the letters spelling LOVE. 44 pieces.
Materials: Prisme fantasy paint.
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Saw edged butterfly
$200
Description: A big bad butterfly with a jagged edge. 209 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints
Difficulty: 
 
Copper edge lg seahorse
$80
Description: A large golden seahorse with a copper border. 96 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints.
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Instrumental
$150
Description: Horns that start with a curvy keyboard and contain other instruments including a small double bass puzzle. 11 x 6, 129 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints.
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Half of a purple heart
$100
Description: Unlike the name it is a Whole purple heart, well maybe. Will be shipped to you in a box, in pieces. Hopefully, a little challenging. 116 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints.
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the angry rabbit
$200
Description: A funky shaped puzzle that resembles an angry rabbit, 211 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Happy Bear
$40
Description: Well, I have to do something cute once in a while. 50 pieces.
Materials: Stains, non-stained. TTG.
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prototype i love you hearts
$35
Description: Heart image created in photoshop (60 pieces, 5 x 5 inches) $35 each
Materials: Image with "I love you" - Missing. (pink, black border-36 pieces, pink, red border-42 pieces) matte.
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Fingerprints
$150
Description: The idea for this puzzle came from a piece of hanging art I saw at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. It quickly became apparent that it was nothing like that piece of art. The depressions resemble fingerprints.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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yellow heart i love you
$40
Description: Heart image created in photoshop (52 pieces, 5 x 5 inches)
Materials: Image with "I love you" - Missing. (glossy)
Difficulty: 
 
Waffles
$75 (SOLD)
Description: An image of yummy waffles. 5 x 6 inches, 111 pieces
Materials: Image
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maracuya
$125
Description: A photo of the purple passion flower or the Maracuya fruit plant taken at Brookside Gardens. 151 pieces
Materials: Photo, matte finish.
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pink heart i love you
$40
Description: Heart image created in photoshop (60 pieces, 5 x 5 inches)
Materials: Image with "I love you" - Missing. (glossy)
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Missing dinosaurs
$80
Description: The void spaces resemble dinosaurs? As a puzzle, remove the center piece to increase the difficulty some.
Materials: Acrylic paint. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Mushroom in the sunlight
$100
Description: A photograph of a white mushroom suddenly in a patch of sunlight. 7x7, 143 pieces.
Materials: Image.
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black tennis shoes outlined
$75
Description: A photoshopped verion of a pair of tennis shoes. (107 pieces 7.5 x 5 inches)
Materials: Image.
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Yellow striped leg starfish
$35
Description: A small starfish with a stripped leg. 49 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Yoga instructor
$100
Description: Very small pieces make up this very colorful and bright puzzle that resembles someone doing yoga or a koala bear or any number of possiblities. 116 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints and ttg.
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Rainbow whale
$50
Description: A very colorful killer whale (orca). 66 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints
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Yellow spotted turtle
$70
Description: A turtle template cut with similar shapes and painted yellow with lots of spots. 89 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints
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Loopy Circles
$200
Description: Designed from a doodle and colored using gel markers.
Materials: Gel markers, ttg.
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Cresent face
$50
Description: The design for this puzzle came from a the shape of a scrap left over from some other puzzle. 11" X 5"
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Pink is pretty
$75
Description: You can feel the beauty under your fingertips.
Materials: Acrylic paint, interference paint,ttg.
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White bar starfish
$40
Description: A yellowish starfish with raised white bars (epoxied).
Materials: Acrylic paints, epoxy resin.
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Curly copper head
$35
Description: Seems I'm all about crabs, starfish and seahorses, perhaps also small turtles. 6x4, 41 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Blue ribbons in cranberry sauce
$350
Description: A cranberry field with a textured ribbon running through it. Different colors on other side or 2 puzzles in 1. Approx. 11 x 11 inches, 3/8 in plywood, 342 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint, glue, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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med spotted seahorse (double sided)
$80
Description: A medium sized seahorse painted on one side. I'm sorry but no one liked this seahorse (at least on the spotted side). So, it is now spotless. I completely sanded the spotted side and finished it with polyurethane (natural). Signed on the edge of a piece. 7.5 inces x 4, 86 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg, polyurethane
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4 Star sand dollar
$70
Description: A sand dollar shaped puzzle with 4 neon stars, 5 inch circle, 74 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, polyurethane, ttg
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Colombian gold
$200
Description: Creation taken from pre Colombian artifacts. Gold acrylic paint. 12 x 7. 184 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints.
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My 2 cents
$125
Description: I may have some other takes on my 2 cents but for this one there are two cent coins (with cent mark) connected together, one copper, one gold and with a connector at the top with the word MY cut out. 10 x 5.5 inches, 143 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Rainbow butterfly
$75
Description: Well, it seems I have created a series of rainbow objects so why not a rainbow painted butterfly. 6.75 x 6.75, 84 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Aqua starfish with stars
$40
Description: Seems I'm all about crabs, starfish and seahorses, so here is another starfish. 5x5, 49 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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OH Snake
$60
Description: The art of Ohs or zeros. The snake and the surroundings are all O's.
Materials: Metallic gel pens, triple thick glaze.
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Black sawdust
$150
Description: An interesting looking puzzle. The art of layers of colors and sawdust. Paint, sawdust and glue, paint of a different color, sawdust paint...sand, sand sand.
Materials: Acrylic paint, sawdust, glue, polyurethane.
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Outhouse
$50
Description: Okay, I'm crazy but I thought an outhouse would be a different puzzle. 71 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint and water based stains, ttg.
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Green Neon knobbed starfish (double sided)
$35
Description: A starfish with neon green knobs. Double sided. Completely different on back. 32 pieces
Materials: Acrylic paints
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Starry Illusion
$90
Description: Illusion? Look at it for a while.
Materials: Print, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Small knobbed tri_angle
$30
Description: A cut edge border of this yellow and black small tray puzzle. In my opinion a very neat eye catching puzzle.
Materials: Acrylic paint, triple thick glaze.
Difficulty: 
 
Woman with 2 sombreros
$50
Description: Another photo opportunity that I couldn't pass up.
Materials: Image
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Artsy spotted curved trangle
$40
Description: A smallish blended painted "triangle", very artsy. 3x5 inches, 56 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints. ttg.
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Smashed pumpkins
$150
Description: Down by the lake someone destroyed a nice pumpkin. I came along and saw a great photo opportunity. 7 x 9, 173 pieces
Materials: Image
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Red white and blue canon
$40
Description: Well, I think it looks like a canon. Each piece was painted red, white and blue. This is a "green puzzle", one made from wood that might have been discarded. 4x4, 49 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paints, ttg.
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Crab leftovers
$40
Description: This little puzzle is from wood that remained after cutting the shapes of two crabs facing each other. 64 small stained pieces of a strange shape. If you look closely you can see the missing crab parts. 3x4 inches
Materials: Water based stains.
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Six Partitions
$200
Description: The idea was to make separated puzzles with the separation being lava flowing from a small mountain in the middle.
Materials: Acrylic paint, water based polyurethane, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Baby duplicates
$50
Description: A pair of puzzles, a double cut, interchangeable pieces. I wanted to try stack cutting so they had to painted differently.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy resin each piece after cutting.
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Budding yeast
$100
Description: An image I created in shades of gray with a shiny epoxy surface. 89 pieces 8 x 9 inches
Materials: Printed image, epoxy.
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Blue Love
$30
Description: The arrow penetrating this heart is blue. What does that mean?
Materials: Acrylic paint, ttg.
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Hey, look the sky is falling
$75
Description: Idea taken from wall hangings seen in Colombia. Best as a pair. Mixing increases difficulty. To me, a man looking at the sky in amazement. 110 pieces.
Materials: Water-based stains, ttg.
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Yeah, the sky is falling
$75
Description: Idea taken from wall hangings seen in Colombia. Best as a pair. Mixing increases difficulty. To me, a man looking at the sky in amazement. 127 pieces.
Materials: Water-based stains, ttg.
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Illusion pinwheel
$100
Description: An image of an optical illusion, black and white, 142 pieces.
Materials: Mounted image, ttg.
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Alien Virus
$150
Description: One of a few puzzles created with projections. Weakly based on viruses of bacteria.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Stringy Elmar-like
$150
Description: Elmar influence again, but no epoxy. The black cord defines the color borders.
Materials: Black cord, metallic acrylic paints, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Blue mushroom
$50
Description: I've considered doing a series on Mushrooms...we'll see if that happens. Strangely, they don't look much like mushrooms.
Materials: Paint and stains.
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The slanted edge
$42
Description: Old puzzle finally finished. All cuts on an angle, different! Not much of a challenge but intersting art.
Materials: Acrylic paint, polyurethane.
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Six shooter
$100
Description: 3 puzzles in one, play one or mix and assemble them all. Made from 3/8 inch plywood. Recently refinished. This puzzle is perfect to display on a table in your home. It measures 11.5 " X 11.5". I think it is a beautiful piece of art.
Materials: Water based stains, polyurethane.
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purple shape
$40
Description: An image created in photoshop. (6 x 4.5 inches)
Materials: Image.
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Seeing orange spots
$50
Description: An artsy puzzle which grows on you the more you look at it. 45 pieces.
Materials: Acrylic paint, gel markers, ttg.
Difficulty: 
 
Some crazy cat
$80
Description: I "saw" these eyes. I could see a puzzle in them so I sawed around what I could see with these eyes. A crazy cat, a cat and a bat.
Materials: Acrylic paint, "eyes", epoxy resin.
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Circulo Eagle
$250
Description: A creation from a doodle.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Blue Scorpion
$150
Description: Outline from hex based black scorpion but more complex pieces with swirls. A prettier presentation.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Black Scorpion
$150
Description: Based on connected hexagons a scorpion appears. I tried this 60 piece puzzle and it took me at least an hour to reassemble.
Materials: Acrylic paint, epoxy. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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The Art of Hidden Lines and Arcs.
$150
Description: The best "art" of the new puzzles. Follow the ends of the extensions and see a straight line or arc.
Materials: Acrylic paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Brown Seahorse
$250
Description: One of many large seahorses, all different.
Materials: Magnetic wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paints imbedded in the epoxy covered pieces.
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Rotating Snakes.
$200
Description: A puzzle that contains the work of Akiyoshi KITAOKA who is the master of illusion in my opinion. A puzzle cut along lines of the illusion.
Materials: Print, epoxy, polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Orange Abstract
$200
Description: I did 3 of these abstract type puzzles and the blue one went fast. What shapes do you see?
Materials: Magneitc wooden jigsaw, acrylic paint, epoxy.
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Octopus
$250
Description: I wanted something different than seahorses so I found a way to cut non perfect circles or circle parts to create the octopus.
Materials: Magnetic wooden jigsaw, acrylic paint.
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Scorpion
$250
Description: On my scorpion/lobster kick. These large pieces are a bit tricky to line up since the edges resemble the inside lines. Changes color depending on light and direction being viewed.
Materials: Acrylic paints, candy sprinkles in wb-polyurethane, interference paints. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Goldilocks
$200
Description: This puzzle is a continuation of the polygonal idea but made with small simple polygons.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, water based stains, wb-polyurethane.
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Diamonds Forever
$300
Description: I wanted to show dramatic contrast with a polygonal shape, in this case - diamonds in a creative setting.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stain, wb-polyurethane.
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4 sections red
$150 (SOLD)
Description: I wanted to try inserting colored filler in a divided puzzle. It worked.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle X 4, stain, play them individually or all at once.
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Sesame Star
$100
Description: The puzzlers have tried this one! Not easy at all, no interlocking pieces, bummer!
Materials: Sesame seeds, acrylic paints and polyurethane. Magnetic wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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The Shield
$100
Description: The puzzle part of the shield has a layered painting technique. I ask people what can they see in the puzzle, answer - many things.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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The Smile
$250
Description: Definitely a big mouthed doodle and perhaps a cartoon or Star Wars character.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Magnetic stars
$200
Description: A doodle that should have been a carving but I don't do carvings.
Materials: Acrylic paint topped with epoxy, magnets inserted in the rear! Ouch. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Knobbed polys
$100
Description: An old puzzle used for webpage header.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
Difficulty: 
 
He Man
$150
Description: For some reason I like the blended yellow-orange paints and wiggly edges to make solving more difficult. Takes about 40 minutes to solve.
Materials: Acrylic paints and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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199
$200
Description: 199 Pieces. I wanted to do some snake like shapes. The small puzzles take about 30 minutes. Mix them all and ??
Materials: Water based stains and polyurethane. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Elegance
$200
Description: Something simple, well I really don't know how simple it would be to get all the triangles back correctly.
Materials: Blended acrylics. Wooden jigsaw puzzle.
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Flames
$250
Description: A leftover became a beautiful piece of art.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, acrylic paints.
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Mushroom
$250
Description: One of my personal favorites. Part of the idea came from a former co-worker but most of it was just another doodle.
Materials: Tray wooden jigsaw puzzle, stains, 100% Imagination dust!
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