Custom Jigsaw Puzzle – Movement and Impressionism

Up late at a wedding

Here is a puzzle of a  picture that I took recently at a wedding in Marrakech. I don’t think much of it as a picture but as a puzzle, its impressionism and movement makes it  interesting and perhaps difficult.

Years ago I read of a famous and hard puzzle named Little Red Riding Hood’s Hood. It was solid red, without a picture of any kind; difficult but oh so dull. For me an interesting picture is important.

I am going to take Marrakech home and put it together. I think it will be fun but I am not sure that it is good enough to be one of my standard puzzles.

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles – The machine

 

Witt Mann watching the waterjet cutting Koran Cover

The photo below shows the entire machine. On the right is the hydraulic pump. Water at 50,000 psi flows to the left and down through a diamond nozzle to cut the puzzle.  The machine control on the right controles the two servos that move the table and the puzzle under the jet. The table is shown in the loading position with an uncut puzzle on it.

I have been asked if cutting a wooden jigsaw puzzle with a waterjet is akin to swatting a fly with a sledgehammer. Well, maybe, but it gets me out of the house, keeps me off the streets and out of the bars. The main thing is it makes marvelous wooden jugsaw puzzles.