I'm looking for some advice on framing an old wooden jigsaw. I've had it since a tiny tot and it was a gift to me from a family member who I have not seen for many years - it's a shaped jigsaw of a dog. I recently bought a box frame, thinking it would be nice to have it displayed but I'm stuck for how to mound the jigsaw in the frame so it does not damage the jigsaw. It's quite a thick puzzle with several pieces. I did wonder if I should purchase a cork board or something similar and cut out the shape of the jigsaw so that it slots in and is supported by the cork.
I think it really depends on what you want to do with it - are you wanting to frame it but still be able to take it apart and use it as a puzzle later? That would affect how you preserve it for framing. If you don't want to be able to take it apart afterwards, there are lots of "puzzle preservation" materials out there - like this adhesive sheets: www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Presto-Stick-Saver-Sheets/dp/B00E67F3WI
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I had thought about using stickey mount of some kind but I worry about damaging the back of the jigsaw. I thought about cutting a void in mount board because the jigsaw is a big old pre-school size one and about an inch thick.
When I framed my jigsaw I bought a piece of plywood, cut it down to size using a metal ruler and a Stanley knife.
I then got some wood you use for beading or making fancy trims and made a frame with this using a mitre saw to angle the corners, small tacks and PVA glue.
I then took each jigsaw piece and put a small dab of PVA glue on the back and stuck them down the the plywood. Once dry I then put a streak of sealant down each side of the frame I had just made (what you use around a bath or sink) and placed this on top weighted down with heavy books. Once dry it set solid.
The frame can be stained or vanished before hand if you wanted to as well.