Bobwhite by Carol Linkkila
We have used one of Carol's limited edition
fine art prints for this puzzle. The brush
around the bobwhite birds was intended as
camouflage and we wanted the puzzle to both
keep and enhance that theme. We color-line-cut
the foliage and used a continuous curl cutting
style. The birds are color-line-cut with some
interlocking. These features make the puzzle
quite difficult to put together.
You can see more of the detail of the puzzle in
this close up shot. Note that the puzzle is also
cut around the top of each bird's head so that
one cannot easily spot adjacent pieces.
We have kept Carol's signature and
print number as one large piece to be easily
We put in a few figures too. We have hidden an
entire family of Bobwhites somewhere in the
picture. So far, no one has been able to spot
them unless they turn the puzzle over and look
at the patterns in the wood.
The puzzle is made from 5 ply void-free (no
interior defects) cherry plywood with poplar
core. The back is finished the old-fashioned
way with multiple coats of hand-rubbed oil and
shellac. The back of the puzzle is as nice to
look at as the front.