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Heart Puzzle



A fun, easy heart puzzle kids will love and can be customized to a look adults will love. You can accomplish the simplicity of this project with only a scroll saw, paint and a piece of sand paper. (For a little quicker option you can add in an orbit sander, jig saw and a skill saw.)

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Trace your heart template or any other template onto your scrap piece of 1 x 12. You can grab our template or create your own. To trace it onto your wood you will want to simply cut along all the lines and then use a pencil to mark on each of these lines.

    2. Step: 2

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      Once you have your template drawn you can trim down the 1 x 12 with the skill saw to make it a little more manageable. You will want to get as close as you can to the lines, but not any closer than ½ inch. If you aren’t using a skill saw skip to Step 3.

    3. Step: 3

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      Cut along the lines that make the outer shape of the heart with the scroll saw or if you are comfortable with a jig saw you can use it to speed the process up.

    4. Step: 4

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      Sand the outer edges of your heart puzzle with an orbit sander or a sanding block.

    5. Step: 5

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      Cut the interior lines of the heart puzzle using the scroll saw. You will not want to use the jig saw here. This is because the width of the blade of the jig saw is greater than a typical scroll saw blade width. We want to remove as little of the wood from the puzzle on the interior as possible. The smaller blade and maneuverability of the scroll saw will work best for this.

    6. Step: 6

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      Use a sanding block to sand any rough edges once the piece is fully cut. Then simply paint and stain to your desire.

Comments (4)


  • Love this project. I have so many projects that this scroll saw would come in handy for. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    By rustictrove_126918, on February 2, 2015

  • I love this project and I've been wanting a Ryobi for a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    By reichlyblessed, on February 4, 2015

  • What a great project... Thanks and thanks for the opportunity to win a scroll saw. I have wanted one of these for a long time ... fingers crossed! :-)
    By raragon, on February 10, 2015

  • I love this project
    By lisarobin, on March 20, 2015

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Heart Puzzle

by The Handmade Home
Jan 29, 2015
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A fun, easy heart puzzle kids will love and can be customized to a look adults will love. You can accomplish the simplicity of this project with only a scroll saw, paint and a piece of sand paper. (For a little quicker option you can add in an orbit sander, jig saw and a skill saw.)

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
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    Trace your heart template or any other template onto your scrap piece of 1 x 12. You can grab our template or create your own. To trace it onto your wood you will want to simply cut along all the lines and then use a pencil to mark on each of these lines.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 6469aa5d 85cf 4117 becb 3a2982aa5a68

    Once you have your template drawn you can trim down the 1 x 12 with the skill saw to make it a little more manageable. You will want to get as close as you can to the lines, but not any closer than ½ inch. If you aren’t using a skill saw skip to Step 3.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 63e771c4 3c8b 4c4f 8ba2 354c2aae2f0c

    Cut along the lines that make the outer shape of the heart with the scroll saw or if you are comfortable with a jig saw you can use it to speed the process up.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 81e00df5 768e 4ef7 9f69 03744982fe69

    Sand the outer edges of your heart puzzle with an orbit sander or a sanding block.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge dadd6dc0 e7a3 4fee 8418 bcb0c9c0cb28

    Cut the interior lines of the heart puzzle using the scroll saw. You will not want to use the jig saw here. This is because the width of the blade of the jig saw is greater than a typical scroll saw blade width. We want to remove as little of the wood from the puzzle on the interior as possible. The smaller blade and maneuverability of the scroll saw will work best for this.

  6. Step: 6
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    Use a sanding block to sand any rough edges once the piece is fully cut. Then simply paint and stain to your desire.