puzzle 38:  Julia and Her Bike

piece count: 41

measured size: 4" x 6"

date cut: 12 April 09


disposition: Kathy

I was in the middle of cutting a larger puzzle when I started getting bored.  The larger puzzle was a practice piece, where I was using only swirly interlocks.  I’ll finish that puzzle some day, but I set it aside and pumped this little piece out.  I’d had it lying around for a quite a while, waiting to be cut.

I printed the photo myself; it’s the first time I’ve cut the photo paper for my new printer.  I was very happy with the way the paper cut - no splitting at all.  I applied a coat of tung oil to the back side as an experiment.  To date, I haven’t treated the back sides of my puzzles.  Kathy seemed to like the finish, so I’ll continue using the tung oil, at least for the next couple of puzzles.