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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 12-24-2021 10:27 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boy and Girls,

After getting a canning from yazall dog lovers after I posted my dim sim recipe

I felt that those turd generators needed their presence be felt, other than by depositing mine fields on the footpath, to the chagrin of most petless pedestarians.
..... also did it as a Christmas surprise for my puzzle loving buddy, pottzy!

It just so happened that Steve Good published another puzzle

and in all fairness it was the word puzzle that got my attention rather than a barking canine.

I’m starting to feel that after 11 years of owning a laser, I’m slowly getting some return out of it, albeit free produce, as all I seem to be doing lately is churning stuff out of MDF… cut or engraved on the laser. Hopefully my next project will bring me back to mainstream woodworking…
In the meantime you can read on or do a Moses.

I slackened off and just imported his PDF drawing,

into Corel and reduced it accordingly from ¼” to 6mm and subsequently halved it for 3mm MDF… you don’t need to verify my maths, my abacus has recently been re-calibrated (in metric).
Passed it straight onto the laser only to find after closer inspection that many of his lap joints converted from his ¼” measurements to a range between 5.9 to 6.5mm… kind of made the fit a tad unfitting.

In the words of Malcolm Fraser, “Life wasn’t meant to be easy”… had to revert back to SketchUp and customised Stevies drawing to constant lap joint sizes (6mm).

Imported back into Corel and reduced to 3mm MDF dimensions, a new set was cut on the laser…

Unfortunately the 3mm MDF was cut out of a 2.9mm thick sheet of MDF… discovered just a tad too late. Allowing for the .1mm laser kerf I was loading 2.9 wide lap joints into a 3.1mm gap… needless to say there was bugger all friction to hold the pieces together… until I used CA on the joints,

and I now have an indestructible ”1 piece puzzle” that can play dead,

without falling to pieces and will be relegated to the back corner of my forthcoming display cabinet…

Further measurements revealed that my stockpile of 3mm MDF ranged in thickness from 2.9mm to 3.3mm. To ensure there was friction fit and allowing for the .1mm kerf, I dimensioned sets ranging from 2.8mm to 3.2mm lap joint gaps for the respective MDF thickness.

Nearly worked if not for the inconsistencies in thickness in each sheet… but it was close enough to generate playable puzzles… and all you wowsers thought lasering was a milk run... there is quite a bit of spilt milk,

Ran quite a few through the laser, and they all had to be test fitted to verify their pedigree for release to the public. Consequently there were a few milling around looking for a fire hydrant,

(or a green pee bowl)...

Bagged with instructions and ready for distribution.

FAIW, the coxis is so small that if you dropped it, it was guaranteed to go in the only spot in the room that would be inaccessible… consequently I package 2 spares,

... non-bending turd if the recipient drops the three of them!

For the records, I tried a 6mm version… it was obvious which was the alpha male,

Had another puzzle lined up to bedazzle yazall, however, with the price of MDF in Churchill nowadays, at 350mm tall there won’t be too many roaming free outside my garden,

You’re being spared by the gods (and a duck), pottzy

Oh yeah, I made a video about something to with this puzzle.
There is also a video of the SketchUp animation of assembling it.

PS. If you look closely, the dogs a butch and not a bitch!... dirty old Steve G!

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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Dutchy

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#1 posted 12-24-2021 10:31 AM

I did not read all but I like the dog, and that’s special because I don’t like dogs.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Ivan

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#2 posted 12-24-2021 10:48 AM

Did you vaccinated them…? Can’t unleash them without vaccine…!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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crowie

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#3 posted 12-24-2021 11:00 AM

One clever Duck just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers….woof!

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 12-24-2021 11:39 AM



I did not read all but I like the dog, and that s special because I don t like dogs.

- Dutchy


That’s OK, I didn’t write it all… I let auto-type do most of the writing.

Did you vaccinated them…? Can t unleash them without vaccine…!!

- Ivan


The pedigrees have all their jabs… even the booster. I did forget the rabies immunisation though.

One clever Duck just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers….woof!

- crowie


With all the puzzles I’ve been churning out lately a stocking isn’t big enough… I need a +sized panty hose.

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

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Eric

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#5 posted 12-24-2021 11:45 AM

Nice job LBD, and great little stocking stuffers. I need to print off the pattern and make some. Really like the T-Rex too.

-- Eric, building the dream

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FrenchGoattoys

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#6 posted 12-24-2021 02:47 PM

As a person who has friends on both sides, cats and dogs, I like both. Almost to the point of seeking out the vectors and making a few. Oh, I think Pottzy would love another puzzler in the group.

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

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 12-24-2021 04:04 PM

See what happens when you don’t get your pets fixed? Next thing you know is you have your own pack and the “free puppies” sign in the yard gets ignored.

Fine effort Duck! (though they look like they could use more food, kinda bony looking)

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#8 posted 12-24-2021 05:23 PM

Nice expose on the laser and the projects that one can do…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 12-24-2021 06:24 PM

wow this really has touched my heart ducks….................ahhhhh hell it was just indigestion !!!! it was a nice thought though ;-) merry christmas my friend.

-- 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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Madmark2

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#10 posted 12-24-2021 07:02 PM

Man you’ve got too much time on your hands. Again, beautiful work.

I WANT a cat yin-yang! How much? I don’t care about the intl shipping!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 12-25-2021 12:29 AM

Nice puzzles, but will they work for today’s generation? How to solve without a smart phone answer? ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 12-25-2021 12:34 AM


As a person who has friends on both sides, cats and dogs, I like both. Almost to the point of seeking out the vectors and making a few. Oh, I think Pottzy would love another puzzler in the group.

- FrenchGoattoys


Hell, even I’ve seen quite a lot of dogs of pussies.

All my stuff is gratis as the vino would evaporate by the time it reached Australia. Ok not quite gratis... it will cost you a PM to me… preferably at [email protected] listing you ”non-fantasy” (sorry) desires.

Any of my stuff can be made available in SU, PDF and Corel format… the Corel should be readable using freebie Inkscape.


See what happens when you don t get your pets fixed? Next thing you know is you have your own pack and the “free puppies” sign in the yard gets ignored.

Fine effort Duck! (though they look like they could use more food, kinda bony looking)

- splintergroup


But nugget free when I walk on my carpet… any smells are from SWMBO (or maybe me)... OK, the moon-slaps are strictly a one-way street from ←SWMBO→!
I bought a bag of doggie biscuits, but like Martin Riggs I took a shining to them and kept ‘em for myself… I don’t have a boner issue... at least around the general body.


Nice expose on the laser and the projects that one can do…

- Desert Woodworker


Don’t expect miracles (XXX), however, looking forward to a tad Xish rated project from you.

... merry christmas my friend.
- pottz

Thanks pottzy.. I’m certainly having a Merry Christmas... though for once I wish I could remember it the next day. Must be all those jingle bells ringing in my head!

Man you ve got too much time on your hands. Again, beautiful work.
- Madmark2

Beauty of being retired... once I have a rest, I can go on till the next drink.

I WANT a cat yin-yang! How much? I don t care about the intl shipping!
- Madmark2

Now you’re talking horse blankets, pots and beads...
The cost for the dim sim is $0 as the MDF was bugger all and the spray on was using up what was about to dry in the can… Unless you want a solid,

which I’m hesitant in parting with (was a one-of (two – yin & yang)) non-production), so it’d cost an extra $0, but you wont get it.
However, I have drawn the ”freebie line” at shipping as it varies greatly and I need to save for more Fe$tool stuff… hell, they might even release a reasonable tool one day.
Last time I shipped something miniature to USA cost around $30 (Aust).

Now you may have realised I’m not shekel shy when it comes to other’s resources, however, if you know of a local laserer, all the required files/formats can be made available which would probably cost less locally manufactured than the inter. shipping… unless you want a 300mm job which would require selling some pets, house, car and all tools to cover shipping cost. Note for political correctness, I have avoided mentioning kids, though that might let you retain the tools.

Now if you still want to outsource, the single piece 300mm (or smaller) can readily be made as all it is engraving and cutting,

however, nowhere as contrasting as the smaller stained multi piece ones, and the base is not stained… and of course P&H (your cost)... could be up to $50 (Aust)... I don’t want to start making new small ones, so from my current 90mm stockpile,

you have a choice of high gloss or matt, black or “white” outer rim (free).... and of course the obligatory P&H (not free)... the stand is collapsible to minimise packaging size.

If still interested you’ll need to PM me your postal address as I do not personally deliver. PM me at [email protected] which is an address I’ve set up just for my puzzles… hey pottzy take note for when you eventually come to your senses.

Hell, for all you dog lovers reading this cat prattle… you haven’t had enough spiked egg-nog this Christmas day... or maybe a tad too uch!

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 12-25-2021 09:37 PM

Wrrrouuuf.
Smiles,
Mad(s)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 02-14-2022 03:38 PM

I’m trying to catch up on so much I missed!
These are some really cool project LBD! This makes me want a laser but I’m no good a programing. I’ll just enjoy your work instead!

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

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