puzzles 47 and 48:  Arms for Victory! and Loose Lips Might Sink Ships

piece count: 56 and 71

measured size: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" and 6 1/2" x 4 3/4"

date cut: 07 October 09

notables: scroll cut, signature piece

disposition: gift to Bob and Ann



These are two more images from my Dover book of WW I and WW II posters.  I work with Bob and Ann and I have a feeling they will find these just as amusing as I did.  And I always thought it was “Loose Lips Sink Ships”; the “might” in there really takes the edge off!


I used a scroll cut technique for both of these puzzles (I’m using it on puzzle 49 right now as well).  On the first one, I tried to cut many large interlocks throughout the puzzle.  It didn’t work out quite like I thought and some of the subdividing cuts appear very contrived.  For the second puzzle, I revered to smaller interlocks and I liked the effect better.  I’m also wondering why I mounted the first puzzle so that the patch in the plywood is showing.  Normally, I try to avoid that; I must not have been paying attention when I was mounting the image.