Spring 2011: I have returned to puzzle making in earnest this year. Below are some photos of the puzzles I have made so far in 2011:
I had a few requests to make some Rosebud puzzles this year, which is a design I have always been intrigued by, and have always found a great challenge to assemble. Last year I managed to figure out how to make a Rosebud Assembly jig, which has helped tremendously!
Rosebud - Wenge & Flamewood (open)
Rosebud - English Walnut & Peroba Rosa
Rosebud - English Walnut & Peroba Rosa (open)
Rosebud - English Walnut & Peroba Rosa w/ African Blackwood Assy Jig
This puzzle has been on my list to make for a VERY long time. I have admired the look of this design since the beginning, and I enjoyed making these this year.
Twelve Point - Jatoba & Ziricote
Twelve Point - Kingwood & Pink Ivory
Twelve Point - Peroba Rosa & Granadillo
Twelve Point - English Walnut & African Blackwood
This is a design I have made before, but due to the similarity to the Twelve Point, I decided to make some more! I especially enjoyed exploring the 3-color and 4-color versions, and had a chance to use some nice Spalted Maple which has been sitting in my garage for far too long.
Super Nova - Maple & Argentine Lignum Vitae
Super Nova - Bocote, Honduras Rosewood, Ziricote, Spalted Maple
Super Nova - Jatoba, Ziricote, Spalted Maple