hammcrafted

hand-cut, wooden puzzles

Boston, Massachusetts · 17 Sales

hammcrafted

hand-cut, wooden puzzles

Boston, Massachusetts 17 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on September 25, 2011
What is Hammcrafted?


Hammcrafted is a business that I started in January 2011 when I was accepted to the two year program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts. With a few parameters in mind - six months to the full time program, sights on a furniture making business, staying at home with an eighteen month old daughter, and limited shop (kitchen!) space - I decided to start making puzzles.

I have settled on the making of puzzles as a way to approach the running of a business and development of a product. They allow me to experiment with design (the two-layer puzzles) and the trouble shooting that goes into any new product (particularly the jigsaw puzzles). Despite the fact that I am relatively new to this I have been experimenting quite a bit and I am confident in and proud of each of my products. I am certain that you will be pleased with any purchase that you make.

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I accept Paypal and personal checks. Checks will have to clear before shipping.
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NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS ORDERS!
A Hammcrafted jigsaw puzzle is a fantastic gift idea. Your personal photo can be turned into an heirloom quality jigsaw puzzle. Need some ideas? A photo of the family, your vintage car, favorite vacation spot, a relative's photography work* or anything with an open copyright. Can't decide? Try sponsoring the art work of a family member or friend*.

Put in your order by November 1 to guarantee arrival for Christmas. Late/rush orders will be accepted as time allows and will be charged an additional fee.
No Christmas orders will be accepted after December 1.

*if you or some one you know is an artist looking for some more exposure, having your work on a puzzle is a great way to get your name around. Your work and name will appear on my website, my etsy.com listing for the puzzle and be included in the puzzle box. It's free advertising plus you get a discount code at my etsy shop!
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I usually ship within one week of your order. After I receive your order I send a personal email and will notify you if it will take longer.

USPS Priority Mail in the United States with tracking is included in your purchase.
Custom orders may be charged shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Jigsaw puzzles start at a base rate of $1.00 per piece.

Custom orders and special requests may be an additional $0.75 per piece. This does not include any of the customizable elements listed below (figurals, wood backing etc.)

In some cases I may also charge for materials.

Send a etsy conversation message and we will be able to work everything out.
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many elements of the jigsaw puzzle are customizable:

PRINT IMAGE - you can choose! - a photo of the family, your vintage car, favorite vacation spot, a relative's photography work* etc.
anything you'd like to have around for a long time with an open copyright

PUZZLE DIMENSIONS - 3x5 , 8x10 etc but can also be highly irregular (Carolina Parakeets)

PIECE COUNT - highly variable but limited in some respects by the dimensions

-Let me know who the puzzle is for and we determine the best dimension to piece count ratio. An average for adult puzzles is two pieces for every one square inch.-

FIGURALS - also known as whimsies and silhouettes, these are pieces with a specific, predetermined shape. The number found in a puzzle is limited by the dimensions and piece count. Because of the "whimsical" tradition of these pieces I do not charge any extra for them.

PLYWOOD BACKING - unless another request is made your puzzle will come with cherry but most quality hardwoods (e.g. mahogany, walnut) are available

CUT STYLE - for now I only offer the traditional, interlocking earlet (heart shape) style

TRICKS - for me to know and you to find out! Split corners and earlets, color line cutting and twin pieces all contribute to making your puzzle a real puzzle!


*if you or some one you know is an artist looking for some more exposure having your work on a puzzle is a great way to get your name around. Send me a message or email and we can talk about having your work featured in my puzzles. Your work and name will appear on my etsy listing for the puzzle as well as my website. It's free advertising plus you get a discount code at my etsy shop!