This is a lovely old still life we found in an
Inland Printer magazine from the early 1900's.
It is a soft print and we chose a continuous
curl style to compliment the picture. Because
we cut a section of the puzzle in a maze-like
manner then cut that into individual pieces,
you can see the flowing pattern of the curls,
especially in the darker areas.
We have mostly fruit for our figurals. We try
to place them so that they have interesting
color or an interesting place in the puzzle.
Not the nice look to each of the pear figurals.
Many of the other figurals were cut where the
fruit is. For example the grapes in the grapes,
the wine bottle in the bottle, etc.
The example puzzle is made from 5 ply void-free (no
interior defects) Walnut plywood with poplar
core. As with all our puzzles, the back is
finished the old-fashioned way with multiple
coats of hand-rubbed oil and shellac. The back
of the puzzle is as nice to look at as the