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This is a fish (or whale) depending on the cut profile you chose. All you really need is some scraps of wood and a bandsaw!
The big one is a scrap of 2x4 , approx. 8" L x 3" W x 1.5 " H. All that matters with size is that you can cut it out on your band saw. Now draw out t...
The eye hole (1/4") dowel is the key that holds the whole puzzle together. Drill this out first while the wood is still square.
Follow the numbers as to what cut to make first and so on . Cut out the first piece marked #1 on top. I recommend using a thin blade in your band saw ...
Flip 2x4 on side and cut step # 2.
Flip 2x4 on the flat side and cut out #3
Flip 2x4 on its side and cut piece #4
Lay 2x4 on its flat side. Cut piece # 5
Put all the pieces together, cut a piece of the dowel (1/4") and push through the eye hole. Cut it so just enough sticks out for two eyes on each side...
After your puzzle is all together, you can now cut out the final outside shape. Cut out the side profile as this is the easy time while it is still sq...
Now cut out the top shape. Lay the puzzle flat and cut out the shape including the tail end.
Now sand off the sharp edges to make it look like a whale or fish. Add a finish of oil or polyurethane if desired. Try smaller ones. Its fun and they ...
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Posted:Jan 2, 2012
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