3/4" x 9" x 12" Pine, Basswood or Plywood
Paint--Clear for board after figures are cut out
Paint--Enamel acrylic latex or spray gloss
enamel, your choice of colors, for the cutouts
Clear packaging tape, spray adhesive or carbon paper
Scroll saw or coping saw
1/16 Drill bit
#9 Saw blade
Power Sander (optional)
Paint brushes, small--foam or bristle
Use a power sander or hand sand the wood on
both sides. Cover the wood on one side with clear
packaging tape to provide the saw blade with some
lubrication as it cuts.
Attach the pattern to the packaging tape
with spray adhesive. Alternate method using carbon
paper, trace the patterns on bare wood.
Using the 1/16 drill bit, drill a hole on the
cut line for insertion of #9 saw blade. Do this in a
inconspicous place, like a small radius curve. One
hole for each figure.
Insert #9 saw blade through the hole and saw
the individual pieces. Sand the individual pieces
with fine sandpaper to smooth any imperfections.
After the wood is nice and smooth, apply the paint.
Be careful not to get too much paint on the edges that
mate with the board.
Good luck and have fun making puzzles.