Here are the rest of the process pictures. Second day I decided to work on the grass on the other side of the house. Two reasons: one, I now bother the OTHER neighbor with my incessant jig-saw noise; and two, the wind was blowing and I didn't want to get cherry dust on my front porch.
Here we go...
More holy blocks, they look so empty!
That's kind of cool on the grass!
Several hours later...these are the last blocks!
Now THAT is really cool!
"Jig Doodle" 4 x 3.5 feet x 2"
Saw lines on styrofoam by Maria Arango
That last picture is the styrofoam board I used for support. Really made cutting the puzzle pieces a lot easier than last project. Before I had to clamp down the big blocks while cutting out every piece and had to be careful not to cut my bench support.
With the styrofoam, I just laid the big block on top and the jig-saw blade goes right through the foam while the block is completely supported. This lets me jig-saw very quickly and the block doesn't chatter at all even when most of the pieces are removed. What a time saver!
The final piece of styrofoam looks kind of like a quirky giant line drawing. Let's call it "Jig Doodle" and sell it! Kidding, kidding...
Mailing pictures tomorrow. That part was really boring, by the way, after all the excitement and stress of cutting pieces in the great outdoors the mailing was a tedious and long task.