Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Puzzle blocks get polished up

Blocks get framed

The puzzle blocks are all a wee bit different sizes and framing them needed to be a custom job. After several trips to the home improvement store, I decided on a simple non-obtrusive and natural color molding to properly dress up the puzzle blocks.

A few hundred dollars worth of molding, two bottles of wood glue, a can of polyurethane and two weeks later, all the blocks are properly encased in their frames and ready for the show!

Simple pine molding with a generous "back-lip"
to hold the blocks together
A Great Cairn block gets ready for framing

Stole my husband's miter-saw for the job (I gave it back later)
a necessity for perfect mitered corners

A band clamp with reinforced corners surrounds the entire frame
quick-grip clamps hold the frame against the wood block
The first puzzle all framed up
And there they are! All 14 blocks ready for the show

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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