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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2020, 04:03:48 AM »
Slip an oaktag underneath the puzzle (typically we make the puzzles on a white oaktag so it's easier to spot shape and coloring of missing pieces). Put an oaktag on top of the finished puzzle and then flip the puzzle on it's "back". Tape the back with rows of clear boxing tape.
Store it between your mattress and the bedframe until your bed becomes lopsided and your pushed to search for (or custom make) non standard sized frames.

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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2020, 01:06:04 PM »
I know it doesn't quite answer your question, but as I explained to my kids, putting together a puzzle is all about the journey, not about the destination. I've never seen a completed puzzle hanging on a wall that looked nice. My two cents...

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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2020, 01:10:11 PM »
I know it doesn't quite answer your question, but as I explained to my kids, putting together a puzzle is all about the journey, not about the destination. I've never seen a completed puzzle hanging on a wall that looked nice. My two cents...
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2020, 01:15:18 PM »
How do you preserve your puzzle?

Smear glue
Give it in to laminate
self-adhesive laminating tape
Dump it and assemble the next one

What's the average cost and how is the quality?
Was discussed in a different thread once.

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Found it.

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=115189.msg2224136#msg2224136
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2020, 02:51:31 PM »
I know it doesn't quite answer your question, but as I explained to my kids, putting together a puzzle is all about the journey, not about the destination. I've never seen a completed puzzle hanging on a wall that looked nice. My two cents...

-1. You clearly don't spend enough time picking the right puzzles. Come to place, and my families', and you'll see puzzles looking nice everywhere
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2020, 04:03:37 PM »
How is turning the puzzles upside down gonna help with anything? You won’t even be able to appreciate what you’re looking at without craning your neck.
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2020, 04:10:59 PM »
Why pay for a tire rotation? They rotate whenever you drive the car...
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2020, 04:17:54 PM »
-1. You clearly don't spend enough time picking the right puzzles. Come to place, and my families', and you'll see puzzles looking nice everywhere
Thats not clear. As I said, I havent seen hung, clearly not referring to my place. However, it happens to be true, I don't spend a considerable amount of time seeking out puzzles. That's irrelevant.

But what is clear is that you and I have different tastes. Al taam varayach... My point was only that people get so caught up in feeling the need to preserve the hard work and time investment. Maybe take a step back, admire your handiwork then break it up. Similar to Lego.

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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2020, 12:56:57 AM »
people get so caught up in feeling the need to preserve
Enough said.
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2020, 10:45:32 AM »
Any Ideas on how to mount the puzzle on a foam board?  Puzzles are already glued together

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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2020, 12:49:06 PM »
Any Ideas on how to mount the puzzle on a foam board?  Puzzles are already glued together
Glue?
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Re: How do you preserve your puzzle?
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2020, 02:13:34 PM »
Any Ideas on how to mount the puzzle on a foam board?  Puzzles are already glued together
I use craft bond