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So you are interested in knowing more about what an advanced jigsaw puzzle is all about. Then let me first tell you my definition of an advanced jigsaw puzzle.

An advanced puzzle is really an extra special treat, because it utilizes many premium puzzle cutting features and techniques. A traditional straight edge puzzle of 200 pieces can take from 2 to 4 hours to assemble by most people, however, the same puzzle with all or most of the features below can double, and in some cases even triple the solving time! Puzzles cut this intricately are a rare find, and are highly sought out by serious wooden puzzle collectors.

Advanced Puzzle features include:
1)
Highly irregular edges on the puzzle ( NO straight or round edges)
2) Drop outs within the actual puzzle (Holes so to speak)
3) Moderate to significant color line cutting (A favorite of almost all puzzlers!)
4) Carefully selected and placed figure pieces that correlate to the image, as well as their physical location in the image!
5) A carefully selected "brilliant" image that is conducive to all of the above features!

NOTE: The Black border is not part of the puzzle.

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles


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Sorry, the above puzzle is part of my private collection.
It is not for sale... it is just an example.

NOTE: The Blue border is not part of the puzzle.

The Museum of Art
in Katonah, New York.

I am honored to have been asked by Anne D. Williams, and the Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, to submit an entry of my contemporary puzzle cutting talents to the museum exhibit which displayed some amazing jigsaw puzzles dating all the way back to the 1760's.

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The jigsaw puzzle shown to the left is titled "The Perfect Image". The original print that I used for this puzzle showed this little girl standing in a scarlet red Victorian decorated room. I selected to cut away everything pictured with the exception of the girl holding her flowers, and the ornate design of the period mirror that she is gazing into. Notice the Mirror's elaborate edge design. Every loop and swirl was cut around in order to drop out the room background. If you count them, you will see that there are 42 drop outs (holes so to speak) in this puzzle. This feature makes solving such a puzzle increasingly difficult. Sculpting out the edges of this puzzle alone, took the better part of two and a half hours.


Click on this picture
to see the puzzle in more detail

Sorry, the above puzzle is part of my private collection.
It is not for sale... it is just an example.

An advanced puzzle is really an extra special treat, because it utilizes many premium puzzle cutting features and techniques. A traditional straight edge puzzle of 200 pieces can take from 2 to 4 hours to assemble by most people, however, the same puzzle with all or most of the features below can double, and in some cases even triple the solving time! Puzzles cut this intricately are a rare find, and are highly sought out by serious wooden puzzle collectors. The puzzle pictured to the left has ALL of the following features cut into it.

1) Highly irregular edges on the puzzle ( NO straight or simple edges)
2) Drop outs within the actual puzzle (Holes so to speak)
3) Moderate to significant color line cutting (A favorite of almost all puzzlers!)
4) False puzzle pieces that give the appearance that they are a corner or edge piece when they really are Not, as well as pieces that look like they belong in the body of the puzzle, when in fact they are a corner or edge piece.
5) Carefully selected and placed figure shaped pieces that correlate to the image, as well as their physical location in the image!
6) Carefully selected your image so that is conducive to all of the above features!

NOTE: The Black border is not part of the puzzle.

The "Hummingbird in Rose Bush" puzzle shown to the right has 155 pieces. Most puzzle solvers would be able to solve a square or rectangular puzzle of this size in 1-1/2 to 3 hours. This humming bird puzzle took two very regular puzzle solvers that I loaned it to, 6-1/2 hours and 10 hours to solve. The BLACK background is NOT part of this advanced cut puzzle!

 

If you would like to talk with me about creating an advanced wooden jigsaw puzzle for you and your family, please give me a call

You can give me certain parameters for what you are looking for in an image for your puzzle plus desire features, Figurals, as well as a budget range, and I will seek out the best image and create you a puzzle that you will make you very proud and pleased.

Or feel free to send me any image of your own choice.

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Red Roses
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This puzzle is part of my private collection, and is not for sale...
it is just an example.

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