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Jigsaw puzzle season

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No Phil, we have come up north to get out of the heat (going to be 111 today in Phoenix) but it is a quiet little town with not much to do unless you like touristy things. So I read a lot and do jigsaws. 

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Oh no, we can't take the heat, that's why we holiday in England, there are still lots of places we want to visit in Great Britain . Well done Katyjay. It takes us about two weeks to complete two 500 piece Jigsaws, mind you we only do them on  rainy days and when we just want to chill in the apartment. I can't work on them for too long all the concentration gives me a headache and sends me boz eyed!:faint:

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I have to keep taking breaks to give my back a rest. Old? Moi?

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I once knew a pal who had a 1,000 piece jigsaw and the picture just a plate of baked beans !!

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I bet he was farting about, doing that one!

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Just now, katyjay said:

I have to keep taking breaks to give my back a rest. Old? Moi?

Why ? You don't walk to the North carrying a sack of taters do ya Katy ?

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I mean when I'm doing me jigsaw, bending over the puzzle.

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1 minute ago, katyjay said:

I bet he was farting about, doing that one!

How the hell can you answer me so quickly ? What's your secret ?

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They don't call me fast-finger Lill fer nowt ya know.

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19 hours ago, katyjay said:

\snip\ found another Wasgij in the used bookstore. I love them, but they sure are a challenge.

 

My sister collects Wasgij jigsaws but only buys them 2nd hand.

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Me too. New ones over here on places like Amazon, are $21 upwards. This last one 1 got was $5.50. That'll do nicely.

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It's that time of yeaer once again folks! Here's my latest offerring. A Wasgij Destiny series puzzle. For those who aren't familiar with the Wasgij idea -- you are given a  picture and  have to work out what the actual image might be. In this case it is an airport from the 1920s/30s and you have to guess what the scene might look like 70yrs on.  Some are reverse pictures - you see what a person standing in the final puzzle image is seeing and have to reverse it to see what the people in the image on the box are seeing. Anyway here's the airport one:

 

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Well Done Compo. It all sounds very complicated to me though. A puzzle in a puzzle in a puzzle.:faint: I think we will be sticking to the  Gibsons 500 piece Jigsaws for quite a while yet. 

 

As a matter of interest, what do you do with your Jigsaws once you have completed them. We have ours tucked away in the corner behind the Tele. The pile is getting taller. I can't part with them. Some of them have been so enjoyable, I look forward to doing them again.:)

 

Does anyone know if Bubblewrap is OK, and still doing his Jigsaws? He hasn't added any images for a while. Hope your OK BW. 

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I see him on FB every now and again, usually posting in the Basford threads.

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4 hours ago, Compo said:

It's that time of yeaer once again folks! Here's my latest offerring. A Wasgij Destiny series puzzle. For those who aren't familiar with the Wasgij idea -- you are given a  picture and  have to work out what the actual image might be. In this case it is an airport from the 1920s/30s and you have to guess what the scene might look like 70yrs on.  Some are reverse pictures - you see what a person standing in the final puzzle image is seeing and have to reverse it to see what the people in the image on the box are seeing. Anyway here's the airport one:

 

That can't be right Compo, you don't get a MGB TF doing 140 mph !!! Not even if it went over a cliff.

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Carni: I keep some of my jigsaws to do again; some have pieces missing (Usually thos I buy from charity shops) - those are binned after use and when my sister visits, she raids my puzzle stash for herself. In return, I get some of hers.  I know what you mean about parting with them - I too have favourites that I will not part with.

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KatyJay: I bought two Wasgij puzzles from a charity shop the other day. They were marked up at £3 each but the woman said they had been on the shelf for so long that she would happilyy take £5 for both.  I don't normally pay more than £1 for a 1000piece puzzle but I bought these with my sister in mind.  I bought a 1000 piece railway puzzle yesterday for £1 and I will do it over the Xmas period - after I have done the 2nd Wasgij one.

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15 hours ago, Waddo said:

 

That can't be right Compo, you don't get a MGB TF doing 140 mph !!! Not even if it went over a cliff.

Not too sure about that, Waddo. I worked with a bloke who had a thing about them and owned several. Reckoned they went like shit off a shovel and took at least one round the Nurburg.

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The 1950's one would do 88mph. The 'modern' ones would do 137 in the larger engine format. So 140 downhill would be achievable! I had a Lotus Elise S2 with the same Rover engine and that would do 140 - not saying where though! :biggrin:

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Thought the Elise had the Toyota engine!. The one in the MG was a bag of s*'*, head gasket problems just for starters. And that's me, who was a avid BMC / Rover fanatic having owned many variants. 

 

My apologies, just remembered, it was the Elise 111s that had the Toyota engine. The others did have the ,'k' series engine. Still a bag of s***t !!

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3 hours ago, TBI said:

took at least one round the Nurburg.

Would be surprised it done the full lap!!

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All I remember Waddo, is he drove it there and back, so presumably no problems. He had at least three and swore by them. Still, he knew what he was doing with the engines.  :)

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My Elise was a 111S with the Rover engine. They didn’t change to the Toyota unit until 2005. I was aware of the head gasket problem but didn’t experience it. It only had 4000 miles on when I bought it in 2013 and it only had about 7000 miles when I sold it so I don’t think the problem had time to manifest itself.

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