puzzle 52: “El Niño for Tea”, Tom Everhart, from “SNOOPY by Everhart” 2008 Calendar

piece count: 138

measured size: ?

date cut: 6 December 09

notables: signature piece, strip cut

disposition: Luca

Luca is a young boy whose sister received a puzzle in the past; I’m making another puzzle for her so I thought I’d better make one for him this time, too.  He’s a bit younger, so I decided to make a “normal” strip cut puzzle for him.  It has the interesting quality of being 10 pieces wide for 6 rows and 11 pieces wide for 7 rows.  Plus 1 piece for the meeple and you have 138 pieces!

I’ve also noticed that my latest batch baltic birch (my BBB) has been chipping out on the back side.  I noticed on my last puzzle, but just ignored it.  Now that’s it has happen twice, I’m starting to think it is something more systemic....