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puzzle christmas   Off-Topic Chat

Started 1/29/19 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 5437 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/30/19

That is what I have used on the backs of a couple of Springbok puzzles (which you can pick up and dangle from your fingers because they interlock so well). 

Don't know if this puzzle will be that good at staying interlocked.  If it is not I have a way I can put posterboard on the top of the puzzle and then DH can help me flip it over because I have been solving it in my portable tray/carrier thing I bought decades ago at the national jigsaw puzzle championship contest.

  • Edited January 30, 2019 7:05 pm  by  judyinohio
bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/31/19

Judy, have you ever used the puzzle glue?  It works....but it seems just like that mod Pog stuff.   Then you don’t have to mess with flipping it over.

wow, it has been a long time since I’ve used that stuff.  Dd did the huge dolphin puzzle.  It hung in her room forever!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

2/1/19

Now here is a real show-off, if you ask me.

I went to the website of the company that produces the "Gradient" jigsaw puzzle just to see what other kinds of  puzzles they make.  One thing leads to another when you do something like that and I found a YouTube video of a time-lapse solving of my "Rainbow" puzzle:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxkImGlrFg

The company is called Cloudberries and they are in the United Kingdom if you care to look up their other puzzles. Amazon sells a few of their products.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/2/19

Amazing video!  I never start a puzzle from the middle.  Under 3 hours!  Her brain is different than mine.  I've noted the brand.  I'll have to try one.  Maybe this summer when I stay inside more. 

oh that is cool,  interesting to watch, her logic is different than mine.  I would start from the corners

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

2/2/19

Same here.

She is like the college kids I competed against at the National Jigsaw Puzzle Championships in Athens, Ohio in 1978 and 1979.  They were able to finish a 500 piece Springbok puzzle in 58 or 59 minutes and left me at my "station" with my mouth hanging open.  sob

DS, who was ten or eleven at the time, tried to make me feel better by saying that I was probably the fastest of the old people. wink

  • Edited February 2, 2019 9:04 pm  by  judyinohio
Mishii

From: Mishii

2/2/19

judyinohio said:

I was probably the fastest of the old people.

This made me laugh a lot.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

2/2/19

He sincerely meant well so I did not clobber him.  Gave him a hug and said that he was correct ... my fingers just did not fly over the puzzle pieces like a college kid's fingers could fly. (Did not tell him that my brain was worn out from keeping up with two clever children.  LOL)

Anyhow, I've just now finished my "Gradient" puzzle.  Don't think I will wake up DH to tell him this important fact but I will share it with my good friends on the forum.  wink  Tomorrow I will hang this downstairs on a wall near Lily Aurora and then I will get back to quiltmaking. 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/2/19

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I would start from the corners

That's what I would do.  The corners and edges first(if I can find them).

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

2/2/19

judyinohio said:

I was probably the fastest of the old people.

From the mouth of babes?  Had to laugh at that.  And you certainly weren't old then.

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