Size: 38" tall and 63" wide
Piece count estimate: 5,000-5,300 pieces
Time at the scroll saw to hand-cut: 150+ hours
Puzzle personalization concept design and implementation time: 30+ hours
Special personalized figural shapes: 200+
Cutting Start Date: January 16, 2020
Cutting Completion Date: Estimated for middle of March 2020
Price: To be determined, but surely not less than $20,000.00 (US)
This pivotal American moment in Revolutionary War history, will be my 1st inaugural Pinnacle Puzzle that I will start to cut during the month of January, 2020 as one of two wooden jigsaw puzzle that initially launches this legacy website, published on January 15, 2020. The second inaugural image can be found further down this page.
I created this website from a recent idea and passion of mine. I have been making hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzles since June 28, 1995. Today, January 15, 2020 (The day I created this website), I find myself approaching my 25th anniversary of wooden puzzle making. (WOW!) What originally started out as a completely "by chance, fluke hobby" has turned into a 25 year career, and the creation of approximately 11,000 hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles has left me thinking a lot about my legacy. I am now 53 years old, and of those 11,000 puzzles that I have made, less than 1000 of them are what I would consider "amazing high-end works of art" worthy of being displayed in a museum or major private jigsaw puzzle collection. Most of my orders over these past 25 years (from my website mgcpuzzles.com ) have been for all kinds of interesting and unique requests for custom made puzzles for the corporate environment, gifts for various occasions, wedding related functional puzzles, Autism and Alzheimer puzzles, escape rooms, and many other puzzles that were simple in nature or functional in purpose. 95% of the time, the images used to make these puzzles were provided to me by my customers / clients, and everything about how I cut them was pretty much dictated to me by the needs of that particular order, such as the puzzle dimensions to the puzzle piece count, personalization features, if any, etc, These jigsaw puzzles are all lovely and great in their own way, and of course payed my bills. But after 25 years... WHAT HAVE I LEFT BEHIND? Less than 1,000 truly magical and beautiful collectible wooden jigsaw puzzles? That thought is a bit depressing to me, and with this realization in mind, I came up with the idea of this website, in the summer of 2019.
PinnaclePuzzles.com ( the route website domain name actually being HandCutWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com ) is the result of my desire to create at least 500 additional new, TRULY AMAZING & STUNNING works of art in the medium of hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzles. I want to take my past 25 years of significant wooden puzzle making experience (1995-2020) where I estimate that I have invested about 30,000 hours of my time at my scroll saws, and apply it toward the next 15+ years (2020-2035+), where I will handcraft some of the absolutely most beautiful and bewildering wooden jigsaw puzzles to dazzle and fascinate aficionados for decades and even multiple centuries to come!
ALL of these wooden puzzles will be 100% created by me in every way. I will search for the most amazing images that touch my inner creative soul, to be turned into puzzles in a size that I determine that I desire them to be, and sculpted and cut how I desire to cut them, and personalized in creative and interesting ways that compliment that particular carefully chosen image. In a nutshell, this site is about what "I" want these amazing puzzles to be. (What a novel idea!) hahahaha. Please browse the site as it grows over the coming months and years, and share it with your other puzzle loving friends. You can even message me down below, or feel free to call me. 1-860-818-4334 (Eastern USA Time Zone).
For the links to my OTHER wooden jigsaw puzzle websites, I will post them here.
My original 1996 custom made wooden jigsaw puzzle HTML website - www.MGCPuzzles.com
My January 2019 launch of my modern custom wooden jigsaw puzzle web site - CustomMadePuzzles.com
( AKA: CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com )
I'll speak of how I have chosen to personalize the most recent puzzle that I am actively working on... here.
One of the first two pinnacle puzzles that I'll be cutting in January 2020. More information to come
Size: 38" tall and 23" wide
Piece count estimate: 1000 pieces
Time at the scroll saw to hand-cut: 20+ hours
Special figural shapes: 25+
Price: To be determined, but surely not less than $3,250.00
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