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Megan the Rising Stave Puzzles’ Star

Meet Megan McGuire, our newest apprentice. She's been with us since February and, WOW, she has been making great progress. If fact, she has come along so well I decided to give her a 1200 piece "apprentice puzzle" to cut for a San Francisco customer who orders one each year. This was a week long process. Seen below are the two halves, beautifully cut, that she was about to put together before her puzzle went off to sanding, finishing and take-apart. B2812MeganCongratulations Megan!!

The bottom 3 photos are of other puzzles.
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Dave of Steve&Dave = Stave :Fly Fishing Puzzles

The "Long Lines" fly fishing scene below was painted by Dave Tibbetts, my original partner in Stave Puzzles. Dave and I worked together for 2-3 years starting in 1974 before Dave wanted to leave to do more fishing and painting. We have remained friends over the years and Stave now offers many of his wonderful fly fishing scenes. We added the fly/water to his scene.
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The bottom puzzles of Fenway Park shows what we added to the top….. Go Red Sox!
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Holiday Sweets for the Stave Puzzles’ Sweeties

"In-the-Know" Stave customers know that the one way to our hearts during the Holiday season is to send us Sweet food which is just what JohnP did… a huge box full of M&M's…. yum-yum. Thanks you, John!2812M&Ms

   The second photo shows the 'W" family from MD, long-time customers, who were staying at nearby Twin Farms during Thanksgiving. Very creative and crazy bunch.2812wards

   Speaking of creative, look at the 'window' of blue pieces recently crafted into Van Gogh's Starry Night. Imagine trying to piece that together.
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Megan the Rising Stave Puzzles’ Star

Meet Megan McGuire, our newest apprentice. She's been with us since February and, WOW, she has been making great progress. If fact, she has come along so well I decided to give her a 1200 piece "apprentice puzzle" to cut for a San Francisco customer who orders one each year. This was a week long process. Seen below are the two halves, beautifully cut, that she was about to put together before her puzzle went off to sanding, finishing and take-apart. B2812MeganCongratulations Megan!!

The bottom 3 photos are of other puzzles.
B2812Elves

B2812Happy40

B2812HorseEdge

Dave of Steve&Dave = Stave :Fly Fishing Puzzles

The "Long Lines" fly fishing scene below was painted by Dave Tibbetts, my original partner in Stave Puzzles. Dave and I worked together for 2-3 years starting in 1974 before Dave wanted to leave to do more fishing and painting. We have remained friends over the years and Stave now offers many of his wonderful fly fishing scenes. We added the fly/water to his scene.
A2812corner

The bottom puzzles of Fenway Park shows what we added to the top….. Go Red Sox!
A2812Fenway

Holiday Sweets for the Stave Puzzles’ Sweeties

"In-the-Know" Stave customers know that the one way to our hearts during the Holiday season is to send us Sweet food which is just what JohnP did… a huge box full of M&M's…. yum-yum. Thanks you, John!2812M&Ms

   The second photo shows the 'W" family from MD, long-time customers, who were staying at nearby Twin Farms during Thanksgiving. Very creative and crazy bunch.2812wards

   Speaking of creative, look at the 'window' of blue pieces recently crafted into Van Gogh's Starry Night. Imagine trying to piece that together.
2812blueWindow