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Puzzle piece update #1

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been busy working on a wood puzzle piece provided to me by the Vermont Arts Council as part of their Art Fits Vermont project.

I started by tracing the puzzle piece. I then drew and cut out the cheese holes.

Paper puzzle piece template

After tracing the cheese holes onto the wood, I started to cut the holes out. I used my Dremel to cut my holes because, well, I just wanted to play with my Dremel.

I started by drilling small holes around the edge of my outline.

Drilling pilot holes in wood

Then I drilled a second set of holes, making it easier for the piece of wood to break off.

Drilling pilot holes in wood

Mission accomplished.

Broken piece of wood

I used my Dremel’s sanding bit to smooth out the rough edges and to better define the cheese holes.

Here’s what I ended up with:

Wood puzzle piece carved like cheese

I’m hoping to get some painting done today. With the time I have left, I’m not sure that I’ll be able to get the book component added until after puzzlePALOOZA.

Tune in tomorrow for another update!

2 Responses to “Puzzle piece update #1”

By Brea - 8 July 2009 Reply

Beautiful! Yay dremel!

By elissa - 8 July 2009 Reply

You’re a peanut. 🙂

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