Almost anything makes a good picture for a
puzzle. In addition to art prints, posters and
photographs, there are great pictures in
calendars, greeting cards and even books and
magazines. We can make a puzzle from any of
these. We even handle 35mm slides and
negatives and can do image processing
on your photos. We can easily take out "red eyes", scratches or spots, lighten or darken all or parts of
a picture and adjust coloring. We do involved work where we can take out unwanted background objects like wires and telephone poles, or
even create a background so that a snapshot of a person looks like a studio photograph. Finally, we can take multiple images and design
a collage for you from the images you send us. For example, a wedding puzzle of wedding pictures, the invitation and pictures
from the honeymoon or an anniversary puzzle with pictures of the couple's years together, or a family tree puzzle with pictures of all the family
We went from this
to this. Click here to read about it.
We took the snapshot on the left and created a background similar to those used in studios for a this proposal puzzle on the right.
Click here to read about it.
If you don't have a specific picture in mind,
you can check out the gallery for available prints, or let us
know what you like and we may have something. Not all our images go in the gallery, although
we are adding to it weekly.
The puzzle doesn't have to be rectangular. Each of the puzzles on this page has a unique shape too.
We design puzzles shaped like an oval, circle, star, etc. or
give them an edge pattern. Sometimes we cut along a boundary of the
things in the picture (called
color-line-cutting). Our gallery has examples of these
features and our Customize your Puzzle page shows how you can customize the shape, style, special pieces
and more for your puzzle.
The size of fully interlocking puzzles is
limited by the armature of the saw. Typically
the size is no larger than 16"x20" (24cm x 50cm). We can
do longer puzzles if the width is thinner, for
example 8"x30" or much larger puzzles if they are first cut in sections that follow this guidelines.
In order to turn the wood to create
interlocking pieces, the distance from the
midpoint of the longest side to the opposite
corner must be less than
Midpoint of the longest side
This distance must be no longer than 20" (50 cm)
If you are unsure, when you input your order,
a warning will pop up when you select the
calculate button if we think we may have a
problem with the size. (You can input the
measurements of your puzzle and select the
calculate button to check without actually
sending us an order.)
While we have no limit as to how small to make
the puzzle, 3"x5" is probably the smallest for
an interesting puzzle.