puzzle 4: Egghead – bird’s eggs from “Birds & Nests 2008” calendar by Cavallini & Co.

piece count: 207

date cut: 24 Jan 08

notables: signature piece; color line cut

disposition: gift to Dave

If you spend any time on the Scroll Saw Workshop forums and check out threads related to puzzles, you’ll quickly come to know the work of Carter Johnson.  Carter almost exclusively uses color line cutting for his puzzles.  He’s a master.

This puzzle was my first attempt at color line cutting.  I thought that the eggs would be easy to cut around and make the puzzle interesting.  Once again, my basic scroll skills were not yet sufficient to follow the color lines accurately.  The backside of the puzzle shows some of the not-quite oval eggs I cut.