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  • Member since
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  • From: Close to Chicago
Jigsaw Puzzles
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:37 PM

Anyone into doing jigsaw puzzles? My wife and I started doing jigsaw puzzles last year during the Winter. They are very addicting.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:37 PM

When we moved into our Retirement Community, they have a room in the community center with a small library and a bunch of shelves full of jigsaw puzzles. When you finish one, you put your initials and the date on the back of the box, bring it back and take another one (or two or three). They even have a crystal dish with any single pieces you find you don't need or look through them for ones you need. 

I'm hooked on them. There is always one on a table in the living room that every time I go by it I sit down and work on it. It's seriously cutting into my model building time. Luckily it's not in line with the stairs to the loft or I'd never get up there any more.

Jim Captain

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   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:55 PM

As a kid yes,as of now,I already have enough to do for hobbies and recreation,although I was tempted by some military puzzles.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, June 17, 2022 6:37 AM

I have often thought about doing a jigsaw puzzle.  I loved them as a kid.  We have a large dining room table that never gets used as we eat at the kitchen island.  I certainly have the space.  Here's the problem-the cat.  I would want to keep all the pieces out.  It would be a PITA to box all the loose pieces after every session.  I'm pretty sure he would destroy even the assembled pieces.  I wanted a dog, my wife wanted a cat.  That's a hill I wasn't willing to die on*

*I tried introducing a dog into the family over the years.  The cat wasn't having it.  

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 17, 2022 8:59 AM

Well!

       I do like them, especially those related to Steam trains and Ships. The Fellow that did all that great art that was put to Puzzles some years Back(Thomas Kincaid) Totally breathtaking! I do them then give them away framed to friends and anyone that would like them!

 I do them when it's too cold to work in the garage. I can't work Scratch and modified builds in the house because of the mess and I don't want my Cat thinking that all the curliques and sanding dust are playthings! She will plop on the puzzle when I am working on it. So far( Eight Years) she hasn't destroyed one or, chosen a piece to claim as hers!

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, June 17, 2022 11:46 AM

We buy our 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles from White Mountain Puzzles. They have great quality puzzles. We like their puzzles because the pieces are extra large.

Each puzzle contains a photo of the finished puzzle to use as a handy guide. 

 

The problem with these puzzels is that it takes a lot of room to organize the pieces. This is our dining room table.

 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:43 AM

My wife builds a lot of them on a card table, and if it is a picture or subject that I like, I will join her.  Recently we built a great puzzle of a laker locking through the Soo locks.  I thought I would frame it, and glued it to a piece of heavy cardboard.  I ruined it by using white glue instead of contact cement (lesson learned).  However, I believe I can copy the image from the cover art, print and frame it.

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:15 AM

Love doing puzzles ever since I was a kid.  I've done a couple 'photo' puzzles as gifts for my wife.  You can post a photo to shutterfly and they will make a puzzle out of it.  Really fun gifts.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:02 PM

Well, we finished the puzzle today. This was a difficult puzzle because of the similar colors in the floor and in the curtains behind the band. Also note that there are three locations of similar colored ballons. The finished size of the puzzle is 30"x24".

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:37 PM

Yes, but cats like to mess with them. I have taken to putting en empty box nearby so they sit in it for a bit.

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