Making Puzzles Happen

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  1. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member
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    This is a thread dedicated to the superior pandemic time passer, late night drinking activity, and preferred gentleman’s leisure pursuit…

    Non-competitive puzzling.

    C’mon TMB. Let’s get to #makingpuzzleshappen in 2022.
     
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  2. jbr

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    Some of my recent completions.

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    1000 piece Ravensburger

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    300 piece from Buffalo Games

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    750 large piece Ravensburger

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    375 piece Liberty classic wooden jigsaw

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    2000 piece Buffalo Games

    Yes, these are all repeats from the random pictures thread, but I didn’t start documenting my accomplishments until recently.
     
  3. dblplay1212

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    How long does it take to do a 500 piece puzzle? I have those 12 puzzles and part of me wants to do them on my own.
     
  4. jbr

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    It really depends on the design/picture. 500 pieces with an easy picture is only like 3-4 hours for me. It’ll take you some time to ramp up though.
     
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  5. pianoman

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    Link to the bison puzzle?
     
  6. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
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    I know the artist of this one, nice lady.
     
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  7. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    #mph2022
     
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  8. jbr

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  9. jbr

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    I got a crab one from her too
     
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  10. The Banks

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  11. The Banks

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    1000 piece typically takes 6ish hours so probably 3 for a 500, maybe less since there’s fewer pieces to sort through.
     
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  12. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Watch thread. Fuck it, email notifications.
     
  13. Butthead

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    Thanks asshole, now I want to do a puzzle
     
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  14. jbr

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  15. The Banks

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    Neuschwanstein, 1000 piecer

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  16. jbr

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    Nice…I bet those trees were a pain in the ass.
     
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  17. Redav

    Redav One big ocean
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    Love doing puzzles and making it hard for anyone to sit down and eat at the dining room table
     
  18. bigred77

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    R u my wife?
     
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  19. Lucky24Seven

    Lucky24Seven Ain't nothing slick to a can of oil
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    I have a 1,000 piece of Notre Dame stadium that I’d love to finish and get framed. What do you use for storage for the pieces and a place to work? I don’t have the table space to leave it out unfinished, especially with a cat. Anything you can recommend?
     
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  20. jbr

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    I have different sizes of particle board I bought from Home Depot: a few 2x2s, 2x3s and a 3x4. I married into two cats so I just move the boards from the table to where I store them. You can use an extra board as a cover to keep the cat from fucking with it.
     
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  21. billdozer

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    My wife got something like this when she was doing puzzles a bunch. Folds up and keeps it together.

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  22. Lucky24Seven

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    I had considered this as an option, but I like the cost of the particle board route.
     
  23. jbr

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    As a non competitive puzzler, the skill I need to work on most is finding all the flats in one pass. Rifling through 1000+ pieces multiple times is for the birds.

    I just spent an hour on three passes because I missed 5 flats on round 1 then 1 flat on round 2.

    :facepalm:
     
  24. jbr

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    Put in a big Liberty order tonight. This is my bonus splurge for the year. My goal is to get a bunch of the animals and hang them up/frame them in a zoo on the wall.
     
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  25. jbr

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    I also bought a few new brands of cardboard puzzles over the weekend

    Two 1000 piece JaCaRou
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    A 1000 piece Springbok
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    And a 2000 piece EuroGraphics
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  26. jbr

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    This thread is also just

    me:puzzles::cyclist:naked ladies
     
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  27. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee PS I have sifulus
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    Old people posting questionably age appropriate things? Checks out
     
  28. jbr

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    This one was a pain in the ass but very rewarding to complete. It was like putting together 200 4-5 piece puzzles. Probably took me 12 hours (1000 pieces).
     
  29. broken internet

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    Thread watched. I would love to do puzzles.

    My ADD-ravaged brain says "Ehhhh... nah."
     
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  30. Quailman

    Quailman how playa is that, mayne?
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    Thread is relevant to my interests. Gonna take awhile, but I'm excited to dive into this one
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  31. jbr

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    I haven’t gone for a 3000 piecer yet. That’s going to take weeks. Good luck!
     
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  32. Beachy Toast

    Beachy Toast Doing some beachy things.
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    Anyone remember those 3d puzzles from the 1990s?
     
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  33. jbr

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    This one is dope. Back in the day, jigsaw puzzles didn’t come with a picture so you didn’t have a guide for reference. That’s what you’re supposed to do for these Liberty puzzles and what I did for the crab. It took about 4 hours today (317 pieces).
     
  34. broken internet

    broken internet Everything I touch turns to gold.
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    In a strange twist of fate, Mrs. Internet just bought me this immediately after the formation of this thread.

    The puzzle gods have spoken. :bow:

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  35. BellottiBold

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    We get down at work.
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  36. jbr

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  37. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Finished this one up that I started during the snowstorm. 750 pieces, all the trees were a bitch

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  38. jbr

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    Puzzles are happening in 2022
     
  39. IHHH aka dallasfanindc

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    just finished this one, took me 6 hours but very rewarding


    Kidding aside, I don’t know how you guys have the patience to do these. Seems like something that could drive me insane. I might try a 300 pieces someday and see if i enjoy it.
     
  40. racer

    racer Yuma, where I work in software.
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    Wrong thread. Puzzles are fun sometimes tho.
     
  41. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    The Mystic Maze • 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from The Magic Puzzle Company • Series One

    Wife and I did this during early quarantine and really enjoyed it.

    has a lot of interior flat pieces (that serve a purpose) which makes it more difficult
     
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  42. jbr

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    Never heard of this brand before. Just kopped the series one bundle. Seems like a nice twist.
     
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  43. Tommy Jefferson

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    Amazon deliver this to me today. I now realize that 3000 pieces is a lot.
     
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  44. jbr

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    That’s probably 3’x4’. It’s a big one to swallow.
     
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  45. jbr

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    This is my first puzzle from this brand and it was great. The pieces fit tight, the picture/colors pop, and it was the perfect match between difficulty/enjoyment.
     
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  46. snooks

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    Fuck Yeah!
     
  47. snooks

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    Where are the Shrooms? Not in my system and it sucks. So, can someone pass some?
     
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  48. IHHH aka dallasfanindc

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    sir, this is a Wendy’s
     
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  49. snooks

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    I like the way you talk mhmm. Y'all got any them there biscuits and mustard? Mmmmhhhmm yessir. I'll take some them French fried taters mmmm. And mustard. Yesssir.
     
  50. snooks

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    Damn. I thought I had a pic of one I've been doing at my Granny's. She has dementia, and I've been staying with her, and working with her on it. Anyways, here's Mandy Moore looking fine... 20220216_205356.jpg 20220209_184707.jpg
     
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