Puzzle 793 - The Antiques Store

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Puzzle #793 - The Antique Store

The lone figural - The Observer

Color line cutting examples

As it happened (from my Journal archives)

May 24, 2008

Saturday 5:55 pm - I prepared the board for #793 and spent a half hour or so practicing scroll cutting, my very first attempt went well.

Scroll cutting is cutting a section (in this case the whole 4 1/4" x 5 3/8" board) in half with a single cut and then subdividing the pieces with little "nip" cuts. I subdivided the piece but did not do the "nip" cuts. Normally I cut one piece at a time from subdivided sections with no "nip" cuts.

The same board taken apart to show the two halves
The prong in the lower right is a bit awkward, other than that, looks good from a technical point of view

May 26, 2008

Monday 4:35 pm - A short while ago I mounted the image for #793. There are no major time consuming tasks in the way now, the puzzle cutting will begin for sure tomorrow morning. I plan to get #793 done by tomorrow evening. The auction will start Wednesday.

May 27, 2008

Tuesday 5:02 pm - Cutting for #793, The Antiques Shop, is done. Cutting went well. There is extensive color line cutting (clc), making the large areas of similar color push fit. The individual area are "continuous cut" in Long Round style and subdivided via nipping. Year 2016 Edit: This is the only puzzle I cut this way through 2016.

May 28, 2008

Wednesday 5:14 pm - I did get to the shop today, sanded the back of The Antiques Shop and took photos. I'll have more information about the puzzle when I launch the auction.

From the auction description:

This puzzle, The Antique Store, uses a print by the late K. Chin, an artist I frequently feature in the Project.

The cutting in this puzzle launches is a new direction for me, still in the experimental phase. This small puzzle is my most recent puzzle and is the very first one I cut using an "Arteno" cutting method, although not in the same cutting style. This is to say that this puzzle features massive amounts of color line cutting, with the individual subsections subdivided into two via a "continuous scroll" cut and then nipped into individual pieces. Thus most of the puzzle's edge piece are indirectly interlocking. The individual color line cut sections are for the most part push-fit in relation to each other. If you are one of those people who wants to be able to pick up the whole puzzle by two corners after the puzzle is assembled, you may leave the auction room now!

This small puzzle has very small pieces. Since my regular signature piece is fairly large I decided to forego including it in this puzzle and instead "asked" The Observer to stand in and do signature piece duty - he gladly accepted although there was in fact no choice in the matter. A second piece is marked on the back indicating the puzzle belongs to the 100 Puzzles Project.

The thin lithographic paper cut very nicely. The lithograph was printed in 1972.

The Antiques Store
K. Chin
Date Completed
May 27, 2008
8" x 6"
Cutting Style
Long Round / Push Fit
# Pieces
Color Line Cutting
The Observer

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