Cursed Hex in Hex JigSaw Puzzles

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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 10-18-2021 11:35 AM 738 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boy and Girls,

This project was never intended to be published as I prefer not to post laser work that is a tad harder to replicate using ”conventional means” by those not as lazy as me.

Nevertheless, if you chose large dimensions, this could readily be done on a scroll saw. While scrolling creates some beautiful ”ornaments”, there is nothing better than to present someone with a creation that can exercise their brain other than their eyes on a wall hanging dust collector.

I decided to publish this project if for no other reason than to point members to a great WEB based jigsaw generator that can be customised from an easy 1 piece jigsaw to as complex as your evil mind can devise. It lets you create either a square or a hex shaped jijsaw… I’ll let you have a guess as to which I used… a close look at the name of this project may provide a clue.
If you surf to the link and play a few ”what ifs”, you might just get tempted… even if it’s just with a few pieces on a large scale.

crowie, this would be ideal to use up some of those self adhesive A4 paper (for scrolling)… and don’t give me the crap about I don’t have a scroller… our clodhopper (sorry, cloghopper) Dutchman buddy to the rescue.

Now that I’ve started, oh c’mon, you didn’t expect me to finish here… I might as well spruik the results from this undertaking… I’l tri 2 kipit shrt.,… see I’ve already started with the typing.

I originally planned to create miniatures for freebie distribution, however, it did become a tad difficult to read the animal engravings on them,

Decided to upscale and package it as a family present in a box (gallery pic #6) using themes: -
  • Animals for the kids.
  • Cats for mum.
  • Girlies for dad, grandpa, the uncle and the older boy(s).

Turned out to be a gratefully accepted entertainment piece during C19 lockdown in regional Victoria.

This puzzle can be further complicated by trying to solve it upside down,

As with all my puzzles, I keep a full set for myself and the cabinet is getting very crowded…

I might have to abandon my puzzles temporarily and start on a new cabinet.

No supplementary video or formal apology will be forthcoming for this post.

Keep safe, jocks... and your jocks, safe!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#1 posted 10-18-2021 12:35 PM

Intriguingly cool project, good sir.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#2 posted 10-18-2021 03:04 PM

Very interesting buddy, very interesting!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-18-2021 05:40 PM

I will consider to buy a laser.


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#4 posted 10-18-2021 06:27 PM


You love to challenge yourself and others… (Sounds like a fortune cookie)...Love them…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-18-2021 07:17 PM

As always – good reading, coll project and useful link. Thanks!

Q. Why did you call it “cursed” puzzle?

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#6 posted 10-18-2021 09:45 PM

Mad! Mad I say!

Love it.

Wish we could share gcode … :(

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#7 posted 10-18-2021 11:03 PM

LBD, your at it again. Interesting puzzle. Now to turn up the heat you could even make the little shapes inside cut to double the number of pieces.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 10-18-2021 11:24 PM

Another wonderful puzzle. Not yet recovered from the Klotski.

-- Ron

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#9 posted 10-19-2021 01:15 AM

ahhhhhh, another puzzle duckie.fine im gonna turn a bunch of bowls and send to you.hey nice work though !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 10-19-2021 02:02 AM


-- Desert_Woodworker

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#11 posted 10-19-2021 02:04 AM

I will consider to buy a laser.

- Dutchy

+1 lasers are fantastic and I hope you enjoy it when you get one…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 10-19-2021 03:15 AM

I’ll take a girly one Alex. Looks like C-19 has you the master of puzzle making. Nice work and i enjoy a good puzzle as long as I can solve them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 10-19-2021 12:09 PM

You are the puzzle making King Ducky! You make my work look so simple!
Everything is a puzzle if you think about it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 10-19-2021 06:32 PM

Now I want a lazier cutter too! It’s too much work to do any other way!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#15 posted 10-19-2021 09:25 PM

I like this jigsaw puzzle Alex, but not for me to attempt on the scrollsaw. Your laser is so much neater!
A big well done for this one Ducky.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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