Matching various pieces of wooden puzzles can be a great pastime and help you relax after a busy and busy day. The figure shows thirteen pieces of such a puzzle. More simple, composed of eight elements, shown on picture.
Both puzzles are made with the same method and the same size is – 100x100x16 mm – allowing you to carry them in your pocket.
The frames of both puzzles are identical. Their sides should be made of slats with a cross section of 10×16 mm. You will need two lengths for one frame 100 mm and two lengths 80 mm. You need to make a cut-out at the bottom of the slats, so that the bottom can fit into them – square of thick fibreboard 6 mm, o boku 90 mm (see the frame section in fig.). Ready frame elements, after thorough smoothing with fine-grained sandpaper, we glue with wikol, taking care, so that the excess glue does not stain the wood surface. When the glue is dry, we can start making the pieces of the puzzle. Thick plywood is perfect for this 8 – 10 mm, preferably deciduous, or a beech board of the same thickness. Each piece of the puzzle must be done separately, because you can't just take an 80-inch piece of plywood×80 mm and cut into 13 pieces. We will not be able to do it due to the right angles of the elements and the necessary precision of their execution. The elements must be drawn on plywood separately and cut with a hair saw or a jigsaw powered by a drill. Finished elements must be very precisely filed with a wood file – with a trackpad - square or rectangular.
It is much easier to make the pieces of the second puzzle. Here you can use a square of plywood of the right size and cut it into pieces that form the elements of a puzzle., for example, hair. Otherwise, the pieces of the puzzle will form too small a square and fit too loosely in the frame.
It is worth painting the finished pieces of the puzzle - each in a different color. It is best to use a spirit varnish for this purpose, which, having tinted the elements, will remain transparent after drying.