Step 8: Assemble Parts

Now you are ready to assembly your name puzzle. I used an glue specifically designed for MDF (Medium Density Fiber Board) but any wood glue will do (e.g. PVA). I initially laminated the outer section of the block to the base, aligning carefully and ensuring that the engraved section was on the outside. At the same time you can attach the knobs to the letters, using the etched area to align the knobs.

After the glue has dried from the initial session (overnight is fine) use the thin sections that surrounded the letters to align the inner sections of the letter correctly. Carefully remove the letters and scrap after aligning the inner parts of the letters, you don't want to glue the letter in place! Wipe off any excess glue.

<p>Great! Will be making one too. How did you colour the pocket of the letters?using a normal brush too?</p><p>Thanks</p>
Great instructable! <br /> <br /> <br />Letter puzzles like that, by the way, are fantastic for autistic kids - they tend to be interested in puzzles already, and the shape familiarity of being able to manipulate the letter pieces dramatically improves their letter recognition, spelling and other pre-reading skills.
Thanks for your design. You say you have some more designs but I can't find any links that work. What is the address for your open source design site please. Does anyone know of anywhere else that has some good laser-cutting designs apart from Thingiverse and cnc zone? Thanks everyone
Thanks! I made a test version at TechShop out of cardboard, worked great! <br><br>What font is this?<br><br>Thanks!

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