Puzzle 25 - We have to believe in Rainbows

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Puzzle #25 - We have to believe in Rainbows
Copyright 2000, K. Chin Gallery
K. Chin's most popular painting.
For another puzzle with this image and some complex figurals see Puzzle #34


This puzzle features K. Chin's most popular print, "We have to believe in Rainbows".

For other K. Chin prints available as puzzles see: K. Chin - Prints

This puzzle is the largest one I've cut to date. I used a more conventional strategy with the edges: most of them are directly interlocking, while some are Indirectly Interlocking. Overall, this puzzle is very solidly interlocking and may be picked up from an edge without any pieces dropping out. There are several figurals, and a "treat piece": the Unicorn - like the Unicorn in Puzzle 23 - is a single piece.

Significant milestones

Largest puzzle
Most pieces for a Swirl Curl cut: 350 pieces


Figurals, Treat Piece and Swirl Curl pieces from Puzzle #25

As it happened (from my Journal archives)

May 27, 2000

Worked on Puzzle #25 today. About 40% done. Perhaps because the puzzle is bigger than any I've made before I felt I had more room to "roam" with the saw - also I'm becoming a little more conservative about the width of the curls. As an unintended byproduct, the pieces are a bit bigger than my other recent Swirl Curls. Should come in around 340 pieces, still a record for the Swirl. The poster is very high quality with vibrant colors and did not require lamination.

June 1, 2000

Late - Finished cutting #25. An excellent puzzle and will be placed on eBay soon, will post it tomorrow. My Swirl Curl style still evolving a bit, and one piece in the puzzle is "historic" [the piece below the unicorn, second picture, above], a piece which may spawn a new cutting style in some puzzles yet to be.


Specifications
Name
We have to believe in Rainbows
Artist
K. Chin
Date Made
June 2, 2000
Size
13 3/8" wide by 17 7/8" high
Cutting Style
Swirl Curl
# Pieces
350
Color Line Cutting
Virtually none besides the Treat Piece, just a tiny bit around one or two animals
Figurals
Butterfly, star, rabbit (leading the pack of animals)
Treat Piece
The Unicorn is a single piece

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