A Puzzling Approach to Wood Waste

pg17_1_edited Former NWFA Regional Instructor and DuraSeal employee, Toby Merrill, had a slightly different project at hand when his wife Linda asked for his help in creating some puzzles for her kindergarten, first and second grade Physical Education students.

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“Wood was the only reasonable material for these puzzles because I knew they had to somehow withstand a bunch of 5-8 year olds,” says Linda.

Using some of Toby’s leftover engineered flooring, Linda hand-painted pictures on the boards. Toby followed with a scroll saw to turn them into one-of-a-kind jigsaw puzzles.

The children weren’t the only ones who benefited from the puzzles though. “These fun projects were a great way for me to practice scroll sawing,” says Toby. “The puzzles survived the use and abuse at school and now my wife would like 18 more!”

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