puzzle 102: "Landscape on the Coast, near Menton", Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1883

piece count: 101

measured size: 6 1/4" x 9”

date cut: 04 Nov 2012

notables: scroll cut

disposition: gift to Mrs. McCann for her birthday

I used a technique some cutters call continuous scroll cutting.  The puzzle is first cut into two intricate sections with one continuous cut.  The two resulting pieces are subdivided to make the pieces.  A continuous scroll cut puzzle is both challenging to cut and assemble.  The difficulty with cutting a puzzle this way is that puzzle can “fracture” easily where the puzzle doesn’t hold together well.  To prevent this, the edge pieces need to be carefully cut so that they interlock well with interior pieces; essentially, every edge piece needs to interlock with two mutually interlocking interior pieces.  It is difficult to assemble because most of the edge pieces don’t interlock with each other and the interior pieces tend to interlock in non-traditional orientations.