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How Does He Do That?

Like many of you, I’m into puzzles! My family always had jigsaw puzzles out and I’m addicted to math puzzles. In 1991 I combined my love for puzzles and my skill as a woodworker into a business called Purple Beech Crafts. more


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Postage Stamp Puzzles : Cliff cuts them all totally freehand…no drawn lines, no jig, no template, no computer aid, etc. We use the actual postage stamps from all over the world (no reproductions) and organize them by topic. These range from cats to kangaroos, professions to scouting, sports to cars, and more….lots more. They make terrific stocking stuffers, and they’ll fit nicely into a birthday card too.

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Pentominos: were developed by mathematicians about 100 years ago. We’ve taken the “plain-old” puzzle up a level, and created an artistic look that’s worthy of any coffee table. Our most popular versions are made using a variety of exotic hardwoods cut into the shapes of animals. The newest “Northwest Edition”, released in late May, features the Space Needle, a crab, and an orca. A beautiful gift! puzzle math
Painted Wood Puzzles: Purple Beech Crafts started with Cliff making little wood puzzles for kids. Now our Painted Wood Puzzles are real eye catchers. After Cliff gets through at the saw, he hand paints each piece with non-toxic enamels. We sell a great number of these as “kids’ puzzles”, but we’re always surprised how many of them go to collectors. wood puzzle
Video of Cliff at Work

Where Can I See This In Person?

Dates Event City State
10/6 to 10/7/2012 Salmon Days Issaquah WA
11/10 to 11/11/2012 Northwest Carver's Assoc Show Puyallup WA
11/17 to 11/17/2012 Olympia HS Holiday Bear-zaar Olympia WA
11/24 to 11/25/2012 Peninsula HS Winterfest Gig Harbor - LASTyears url provided WA
11/3 to 11/3/2012 SEPAC Woodinville Holiday Craf Woodmoor Elem, Bothell WA
12/1 to 12/2/2012 Phinney Neighborhood Center Wi Seattle WA
7/21 to 7/22/2012 Summer Art Festival Gig Harbor WA
8/31 to 9/1/2012 Swiss Days Midway UT

Comments or questions? Email us at masterpuzzler@puzzledpostage.com