Astrolabe Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: 

Title: Astrolabe

Artist: Michèle Wilson

Size: 16 x16" or 15 x 15cm

Pieces: 80

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Good - wooden

Shape Cut: Random

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: circle areas

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth-shiny surface

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Gift

Recommend Level: High

Time: 1.5 hours

The packaging is completely secure along with information on the side of the box and more details on the back.

Not much sense in sorting colors here so I laid out the pieces to best determine what might be borders or not. Then I determined the solid dark circles and the white 'beads'. The rest was determined by the shapes of the pieces.

These close up photos show the random cuts....

The Astrolabe jigsaw puzzle fits inside the box as assembled. This view is the back of the puzzle lying on top of the Astrolabe box cover.

The story behind receiving this gift.....

This Astrolabe wooden jigsaw puzzle was gifted to me by a puzzler from France.

Fabien lives overseas (from  Canada) in Versailles, France and I live in Alberta, Canada….so how does one get a jigsaw puzzle from France to Canada at the lowest cost?

Well you gotta have a ‘guy’ and Fabien does…..his ‘Guy’ was flying to Vancouver, Canada which is one province over from Alberta where I live. And this gracious person was kind enough to help Fabien get this jigsaw puzzle to me very safely and at a very low cost.

Fabien also let me choose which wooden jigsaw puzzle I would like to add to my unique jigsaw puzzle collection and I picked one by Michèle Wilson 

I am a very ‘universal’ person, always believing in the ‘fates’ so I chose the Astrolabe Art Perse. It is an instrument used to study the movement of the planets and to estimate time looking at the movement of the Sun and stars. This particular brass one was used as a navigational instrument in the 16th century.  

However, it was not without a challenge to assemble so do not be fooled by it’s size. It actually can fit together right inside the box completed, which is very nice.

This jigsaw puzzle gift is one that will be a keeper in my collection with his name and date on it, as it has reached a destination of over 7,000KM .

My special thanks to Fabien for his kindness and creating a very nice story to add to my unique jigsaw puzzle collection that I get to share with everyone. Oh, and yes….a special thanks goes out to the ‘Guy”……

If you were ever to have an opportunity to experience one of these 'little-golden-nugget' jigsaw puzzles, then I highly recommend it!

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

Then I have the TO DO list that I am adding from my collection. 



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