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Tips on the best wood, glue and finish to use when making jigsaw puzzles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1989 (v.5#2) pg. 6

Pachyderm puzzle. Wooden three-dimensional puzzle, in the shape of an elephant, consists of 13 interlocking pieces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 47
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1989 (v.5#5) pg. 4

Large animal puzzles are made from soft pine scraps. Est. cost: $2.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 70

How to make plywood and paper puzzles from posters and photographs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 55

A puzzle for quilters. Pattern and instructions for making a wooden puzzle. Pieces can be inserted in several different ways to form a variety of patchwork patterns.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 88, 159

Wood puzzle, cut from a 6"x6" square of 3/4" pine, can be assembled into a variety of geometric shapes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 92

Fabric puff puzzle. Sailboat picture (or any other design) is drawn onto fabric with special crayons. Shapes are then cut out, sewn and stuffed. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 87

Wooden cow puzzle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 98, 158

Star quilt pattern wooden puzzle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 101, 177

How to make puzzle blocks from magazine photos. Estimated cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 39, 58

Photo shows a vertical "WELCOME" sign for your front door which consists of individual letters held together with "jigsaw puzzle" connections. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 42

Wooden puzzle for a small child has only 3 pieces. The design is a Christmas tree with a teddy bear and wrapped package underneath.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1984 (v.62#9) pg. 36, 170

Folk-art calico cat puzzle is cut from 1" pine. Project plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 75, 154

Tree puzzle, cut from 1" pine, has removable pieces shaped like birds and apples in the treetop. The trunk is screwed to a base so the tree stands upright. Detailed plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $24.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 93, 182

Patchwork puzzles in quilt-block designs are made from wood. Puzzle pieces are decorated with wallpaper scraps and coated with polyurethane.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1986 (v.64#9) pg. 38, 44

Craft ideas for kids to make using a computer. (1) Paper quilt design. (2) A paper mouse body to house a computer mouse. (3) Paper jigsaw puzzle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1997 (v.75#4) pg. 249

How to make puzzles from old greeting cards and calender pictures.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1972 (v.62#12) pg. 40

How to make a 16-piece jigsaw puzzle from the letters "US. Can be rearranged into an eagle's silhouette.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1973 (v.63#3) pg. 68

Patterns for several jigsaw puzzles made of wood. Pieces may be cut square for the young child, or irregular for the older child. Est. cost: $3 each.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 10

Wooden animals (elephant and goose) stand on their own feet, but are cut into several pieces like a jigsaw puzzle. Est. cost: $3 each.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 17

Wooden puzzle. Thirty four square pieces of veneer are placed inside a wooden frame. The object is to correctly arrange the grain of the veneer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1985 (v.8#4) pg. 10, 25

"Hotdog" puzzle. A wooden dachshund puzzle measures 6"x19".
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 31

Shipshape. Framed wooden jigsaw puzzle features a sailboat and lighthouse. A good project for introducing a youngster to the use of a scroll saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 55

How to make a wooden frog puzzle. Includes pattern.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1975 (v.5#6) pg. 31

Jigsaw puzzle made from wood is shaped like a fish.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1976 (v.7#2) pg. 31

Patterns for picture puzzles made from thick wooden blocks. Patterns include a pink elephant, a panda, a turtle, a frog, a steamboat, and a slice of watermelon.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 28, 60

Patterns for two dinosaur puzzles.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1978 (v.9#8) pg. 50, 75

A Christmas wreath that doubles as a jigsaw puzzle.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1978 (v.9#9) pg. 42, 58, 72

Child's wooden puzzle placemat.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 129

Fish puzzle.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 72, 132

Building blocks/puzzle combination. Assorted block shapes fit precisely into a 14.5" square frame.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 97, 163

Mama, papa, and baby bears in large puzzle pieces for small children.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 98, 156

How to make wooden animal jigsaw puzzles. Patterns included for an elephant, a kangaroo, an owl and a squirrel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 28

Tip: Make children's jigsaw puzzles by gluing a picture to hardboard and cutting the pieces on a jigsaw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 137

How to turn a photo into a jigsaw puzzle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 78

Tip: How to make wooden jigsaw puzzles from a picture and some plywood.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 30

Tip on making wooden jigsaw puzzles.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 28

Jigsaw puzzles. How to make wooden jigsaw puzzles that are also works of art.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 66

Jigsaw puzzles. Glue paper pictures, maps, magazine covers, ... etc. onto plywood and then use a scroll saw to cut the pieces. Both the strip-cutting and random-pattern approach are discussed.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 30
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 8

Leather jigsaw puzzle making techniques.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1992 (v.2#6) pg. 4

Five-pieces puzzle must form perfect square with no pieces left over.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #442 Mar 1965 (v.61) pg. 107

Tips on sources of materials and services for making photographic jigsaw puzzles.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1994 (v.23#1) pg. 4

Wooden jig saw puzzle of a "castle in the clouds", is made more difficult to put together because each piece is only one color.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1977 (v.148#5) pg. 134

Teaching toys. Six easy-to-make toys to amuse and educate children. (1) Magnetic alphabet blackboard. (2) USA map puzzle. (3) Protractor and clock puzzle. (4) Ruler box houses 12 wood blocks of various sizes which can be combined to help teach fractional concepts. (5) Volume cube. Wooden blocks fill a plastic cube. Helps teach concept of volume. (6) Fraction puzzle. Two wooden circles cut into different size fractional parts, like "pie graphs".
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 66

Two sheets of acrylic plastic, which can be held together by attached wing nuts, are useful to jigsaw puzzle assemblers. Start assembling the puzzle on one sheet. When you want to stop, lay the second sheet on top and securely fasten them together. The puzzle can then be moved without disturbing the postition of the pieces.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1976 (v.209#6) pg. 120

Nativity puzzle. Stable-shaped frame (11"x14") holds simple lacewood shapes that suggest Mary, Joseph, the manger, animals and shepherds. Figures will stand to make a nativity scene.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 61, 33

Rooftop Santa puzzle for a child is cut from 1/4" plywood and backed with hardboard. The 23 pieces are painted to show Santa and his reindeer on a snow-covered roof on a moonlit night.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #94 Jan 1997 (v.16#6) pg. 45

Squirrel in a tree jigsaw puzzle. This three-dimensional puzzle has two layers. Removing the leaves and bark pieces reveals the squirrel and bare limb pieces.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #102 May 1998 (v.18#2) pg. 47, Insert

3-D star-shaped jigsaw puzzle looks deceptively easy because all the parts appear to be interchangeable.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #105 Nov 1998 (v.18#5) pg. 49, Insert

How to build a 36" square portable puzzle board for jigsaw puzzles. Est. cost: $10.
SUNSET May 1979 (v.162#5) pg. 144

How to make giant-sized jigsaw puzzles.
SUNSET Dec 1980 (v.165#6) pg. 96

Build a United States puzzle by gluing a map onto foam-core board and cutting apart.
SUNSET Nov 1984 (v.173#5) pg. 128

Christmas cards that you unscramble. Photographs are made into jigsaw puzzle cards.
SUNSET Dec 1990 (v.185#6) pg. 86

United States jigsaw puzzle is cut from birch plywood.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #15 May 1990 (v.3#3) pg. 14

Painted cat jigsaw puzzle of thick wood sits upright on its paws. It includes the 3 letters "CAT" as part of the puzzle.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #20 Mar 1991 (v.4#2) pg. 14

Stand-up Santa Claus jigsaw puzzle is made from 2x8 stock.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #24 Nov 1991 (v.4#6) pg. 26

A child's low-to-the-floor four-leg stool features a 10"-diameter jigsaw puzzle of a tugboat as the seat.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #25 Jan 1992 (v.5#1) pg. 16

Penguins on parade. Jigsaw puzzle consists of three upright penguins marching along in step.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #29 Sep 1992 (v.5#5) pg. 29

Carved intarsia decoration. Scroll sawing, detailing and texturing combine in this stand-up jigsaw puzzle nativity scene.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #30 Nov 1992 (v.5#6) pg. 11

Learning tree wooden jigsaw puzzle. Each of the scalloped pieces which form this colorful tree are identified with one of the letters of the alphabet. The corresponding shapes are drawn on the base of the puzzle frame and identified with the same letter. Children learn the alphabet while matching up the shapes and letters.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #39 May 1994 (v.7#3) pg. 15

Three fanciful dinosaur jigsaw puzzles made from 2x8 pine.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 80, 148

Lure of the Sea relief puzzle. Semi-circular frame (7"x11") holds pieces that form a seascape that includes a lighthouse and sailboat.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 70

King of the Caterpillar wooden puzzle for a toddler consists of four big pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #53 Aug 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 72

Dragon on wheels includes a space on its back to hold letters that spell out a child's name.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 54

Scroll sawn safari puzzle. Wooden jigsaw puzzle where each piece is one of 25 animal shapes that fit together within the 9"x10" frame. Each animal piece is stained a different color.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 72

Tips on cutting out wooden jigsaw puzzles so that the pieces will fit together after coloring.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 6

Scroll sawn wooden Christmas tree ornaments which are also miniature jigsaw puzzles. Patterns for bell, snowman, stocking, tree, RR engine, and rocking horse.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 35

Stand-up wooden jigsaw puzzle in the shape of Santa Claus.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 64

Brilliant birds. Colorful jigsaw puzzles featuring parrot and pelican motifs can also be displayed in an upright position as works of art.
WOOD MAGAZINE #119 Dec 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 78, Insert

One very puzzling craftsman. Advice on converting a laminated block of wood into a bandsawn box where the inside material is used to form a 3-D jigsaw puzzle of about 280 pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 40

Turn a spherical jigsaw puzzle. Make a wooden ball and then use a cradle and your scroll saw to convert it into a jigsaw puzzle. A small goblet-shaped stand is used to store the puzzle.
WOODTURNING #15 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 36

Passion for puzzles. Tips for making jigsaw puzzles from someone who operates a successful home-based business making wooden puzzles.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 82

Playable artwork. Advice on making unique multi-level jigsaw puzzles that double as artwork.
WOODWORK #18 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 32

Pattern for a kangaroo jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle stores in a wooden "cage".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 9

Simple jigsaw puzzles in the shape of a hippo, elephant, and rhino, are each contained in their own circus wagon.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 19

Wooden jigsaw puzzle is made from an attractive piece of wood with a unique grain pattern. It is stored inside a decorative frame box.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 38

Teddy bear puzzle. Five-piece teddy bear of light wood fits into a dark wood background (8"x10").
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 46

Colorful jigsaw puzzle for a child is shaped and painted like a large yellow duck.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 36

Scroll sawn bunny rabbit jigsaw puzzle is made from 1.5"-thick stock and has only four pieces making it ideal for a young child.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 41

Puzzling art. Steve Malavolta describes the ins and outs of making his multilayered "canyonscape" wooden jigsaw puzzles.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1995 (v.19#5) pg. 36

Two scroll saw Christmas puzzles, Santa's Village and Nativity Scene. A special pull-out section printed with the puzzle scenes is furnished.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 46

Giant jig-saw puzzles made from 4x8-ft. pieces of hardboard.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 56

Jigsaw puzzles for small children made from 1" thick wood and cut into large pieces.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1968 (v.24#6) pg. 56

Picture puzzle blocks. 30 small wooden cubes are stored in a wooden box. Six different pictures are cut into squares and glued onto the wooden blocks. The child has a choice of trying to piece any one of the six pictures back together.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 126

Child's jigsaw puzzles are made of wood. Designs included for truck, apple, watermelon, and duck.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 32

Little House on the Prairie jigsaw puzzle has only six pieces. The puzzle consists of a house and tree which stand erect on a wooden base.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 34

Three-piece teddy bear jigsaw puzzle stands upright (9") when assembled.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 40

Seven-piece jigsaw puzzle for children 18 months to 3 years old forms the image of two fish in a bowl.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 42

Box of blocks. A wooden box filled with 16 wooden blocks forms the background for a child's name (carved, painted, etc.). The blocks are dumped out and reassembled by the child.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 42

Jigsaw puzzle. How to turn photographs, postcards, etc. into custom-made puzzles.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1995 (v.51#4) pg. 26