New Hand Cut Wooden Japanese Hiroshige 1251-piece Jigsaw Puzzle in plywood box
This jigsaw puzzle has been cut by hand from 5-ply okoume ¼ thick marine plywood. Please note that it has been cut with a fine saw blade, NOT a laser or water-jet. The image is "Cat at the Window" by the Japanese wood-block artist Utagawa Hiroshige. It belongs to his series "100 Famous Views of Edo". Edo is the old name for Tokyo. The puzzle measures 11-3/4" x 17-3/4" with 1251 pieces including my turtle signature piece which is signed and dated. This puzzle will be very challenging, since the corner pieces are split and the edge pieces only interlock through inner pieces. This means that you cannot easily find the corner pieces and you may have to build the puzzle from the inside outwards! The pieces are mostly triangular. The puzzle has been cut with a scroll saw using extremely fine blades just. These blades are the thinnest that can in practice be used to cut the dense ¼ plywood.
Even so, the blades break frequently while cutting. The combination of thin blade, thick plywood and fully-interlocking pieces results in a puzzle that is very tightly cut, so that when assembled it can be lifted without falling apart.
The puzzle is supplied unassembled in a sturdy plywood box with sliding lid. The lid has an inlay of the Turtleteasers logo in a contrasting wood. This box is made from wood and glue only - no metal nails, screws, hinges or clasps. No guide picture is supplied, so that traditionalists can work through the solution the hard way! This puzzle is not recommended for young children, as the small pieces could present a choking hazard. The item "New Hand Cut Wooden Japanese Hiroshige 1251-piece Jigsaw Puzzle in plywood box" is in sale since Sunday, November 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Puzzles\Contemporary Puzzles\Jigsaw". The seller is "turtleteasers" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Turtleteasers
- Recommended Age Range: 12 and up
- Material: 5-ply Okoume Plywood
- Year: 2017
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Pieces: 1251