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I second Rod T's suggestion for Aussie Animals...I've been searching for Aussie Animal puzzle patterns for months now and not having much luck.
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Please don't forget the New Zealand animals.......lol

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I was looking forward to this plan. But I have no interest in the flyers puzzle and to me it doesn’t make sense to mix animals with sci-fi. I would like to see several sets of animal patterns in the plan, each using a different group of animals, farm, jungle etc.
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Thank you both for the feedback. And thanks especially to kstamo83. Wthout your encouragement I would not have posted any puzzles. I enjoy designing them but have been questioning if they are right for our toymakers. I think I should have offered them a long time ago so I will get busy with the plan sets.


Absolutely are right for us. I got mine..... printed them out and will be cutting about 4-6 sets for the night market on Wednesday night. Question..... what would be a good price range? Beeswax finish and painted finish. I know I ask about pricing all the time. Ergo my suggestion to have a category devoted to pricing [wink]
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I have mine. I am going to be working on these today.

I've been cutting a lot of puzzles lately. I cut my first ever jigsaw puzzle yesterday. It took me most of the day to cut one I liked.

I don't see many new puzzle designs. I am happy to see these not only new designs but something diffrent.

Thanks John

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I am sorry to say, John, but I'm with Gippy on this one. I was expecting more animals in the set - six is not enough. Also the flyers do nothing for me and do not compliment the animals.

Shame really as I was really looking forward to a set of stacking animals for out markets.
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Thanks bunceman. I appreciate the honest feedback. This was my first puzzle ever and was very difficult for me to design. To add more animals on the first attempt was just overwhelming. I have spent a lot of time since this attempt in studying all types of puzzles and the design philosophy behind them. I am planning the next set to be animals and to offer a couple of sets in the promotion that are animal designs.

I think that I can learn to do puzzles efficiently. That is necessary because selling plans is how I put food on the table. We spent three weeks fussing with the animal/starfighter promo. The starfighter was much quicker and easier for me to do because I am more familiar with vehicles than I am with animals. It was also a test to see if anyone following us would be interested in animals or vehicles puzzles. And it was a trial run to see how long it would take from concept to completed plan set and promotional material. I have continued to experiment and now can develop a new puzzle plan start to finish in about a week.

That said, not everyone wants a puzzle plan and most of our toymakers still prefer vehicles and riding toys. I think we can create more interest from participating toymakers with the puzzle plans that we are working into our line of product. Hopefully, you will be pleased. Our next product will be the 1930 FBI and Gangster Cars. After that we have a fun and more complicated set of 2 puzzle plans we hope to have ready to launch.
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WOW...I can´t  believe what I´m reading. If you don´t like it, pass it...

I´m a HUGE fan of puzzles and I can already see how I play with several sets of these with my kids... If this is John´s first try on puzzles, I can´t imagine how great they will be once they reach the level of his vehicles. 



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WOW...I can´t  believe what I´m reading. If you don´t like it, pass it...

I´m a HUGE fan of puzzles and I can already see how I play with several sets of these with my kids... If this is John´s first try on puzzles, I can´t imagine how great they will be once they reach the level of his vehicles. 





I agree 100% Great job John 😎

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I love these puzzles/stackers. Once my great grand nieces and nephews finish the puzzle they are off to the building with the stacking which goes go and on and on. Please John go on and on with what you do. They're superb!
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like the puzzle  I did some last year 
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More puzzles. Please.

I think you will find there is a great demand for puzzles. Particularly for the preschool crowd. I've been making lots of them lately. The best seller in my shop is a puzzle.

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I totally agree with BabBob regarding puzzles.

We sell at artisanale markets in central France, and we sell predominately puzzles for age groups 2 - 10 years old. Alphabet and numerical puzzles sell like hot cakes!

We rarely sell trucks and cars, sadly, unlike our American friends.
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i don't know if you saw but these made it into Steve Goods daily email today. kudos to you guys
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Hi craigrozema,

No, we didn't know that! Thanks for the tip off! Steve Good is a great guy and does a wonderful service to the scroll saw community. Thanks for letting us know!

http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/

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