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Offline rustybayonet

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Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« on: October 24, 2013, 09:19:13 AM »
Can't do Golf, Hunting or Fishing anymore, because of health, so fell back to other things I enjoyed occasionally.   ::oldman::

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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 09:31:20 AM »
Jigsaw puzzles are addictive.  And they have a vacuum around them once they're begun.  Can't walk by without being sucked in.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 09:40:40 AM »
Jigsaw puzzles are addictive.  And they have a vacuum around them once they're begun.  Can't walk by without being sucked in.

That's the truth.  We go through phases around here with puzzles.  Once we start we go for weeks doing them then everyone gets tired of it and we don't do one for ages.  I loved them as kid, too.  I often use puzzles as an analogy when teaching my kids especially when they're learning a new concept.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »
I love jigsaw puzzles too. The huger and more difficult, the better. I don't do them often precisely because they are so addictive to me, and because they take up room. We'll usually have one going once every other year or so, during the winter. I end up doing most of it, with others pitching in.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 11:23:02 AM »
They force you to stop don't they?  You can't hurry. And there's no just looking for just one piece either!

Ok, what's everyone's strategy?
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 11:34:45 AM »
Nope.  It's always one more piece.

Strategery?  Pick out all the straight edges first and the four corners to make the frame; once that's done, separate the rest into colors.  We keep the cover picture handy to check against that.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 11:51:39 AM »
Strategery?  Pick out all the straight edges first and the four corners to make the frame; once that's done, separate the rest into colors.  We keep the cover picture handy to check against that.

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Exactly that. Sometimes during the color separation process, there's not a clear choice, and those all go into a pile themselves to be dealt with later. Then when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, and you're working on a section for which you've exhausted the possibilities in the separated color piles, the nondescript color pile comes into play.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 04:14:14 PM »
Nope.  It's always one more piece.

Strategery?  Pick out all the straight edges first and the four corners to make the frame; once that's done, separate the rest into colors.  We keep the cover picture handy to check against that.

Good to hear I'm not the only nut -- Pandora, I do the same.  Unfortunately this 2000 I.m working on is from my sister and it's called Cookie Cutouts (Christmas) made by Springbok.  There no pattern to it.  If interested you can go to Springbok and scoll down to page 11 and see what I'm talking about.  Maybe I'll have it ready for her by Christmas but   ::whatgives::.  Most 1000 I can do in 3-4 days, but they have a pattern.  This one is a challenge. ::gaah::
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 07:16:32 PM »
LOVE puzzles. I have tons of them....I heard this from a RN that works in a nursing home, that they are very good for the elderly. as it keeps their brain patterns active...Helps with preventing dementia and Alzheimer's.

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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2013, 08:07:38 AM »
LOVE puzzles. I have tons of them....I heard this from a RN that works in a nursing home, that they are very good for the elderly. as it keeps their brain patterns active...Helps with preventing dementia and Alzheimer's.

Your brain patterns are still active?  ::hysterical::  :-*
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2013, 08:42:42 AM »
Hahaha funny man!! :o

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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2013, 11:08:45 AM »
Hahaha funny man!! :o

I wuz jus' askin'..........  ;)
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2013, 07:24:42 PM »
Finally finished the 2000 piece puzzle;

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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2013, 07:57:53 PM »
I had a cousin who would secretly squirrel away two or three pieces so that after everything else was done he could be the one to finish the thing off.

He was a real ass.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2013, 10:49:46 PM »
nice, rusty

you've inspired me to dig out a puzzle that we haven't opened yet

my problem is finding a place to leave it out as we have limited table space around here
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2013, 11:02:22 PM »
I had a cousin who would secretly squirrel away two or three pieces so that after everything else was done he could be the one to finish the thing off.

He was a real ass.

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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2013, 11:21:26 PM »
Every family has one.
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2013, 11:27:55 PM »
Every family has one.

we got extra 
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Re: Reading and JigSaw Puzzles
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2013, 11:29:11 PM »
Okay, I should've said at least one.
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