Canberra Jigsaw Exchange

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This is an idea that's been kicking around my head for a while now, but I don't think I'm really the person to make it happen.

What I want to do is have a monthly "Jigsaw Exchange".  This would be a monthly meetup (similar to Bookcrossing meetups) in a cafe or pub where people can come along with some jigsaws and exchange them with other peoples' jigsaws.  It'd mean a never-ending supply of jigsaws for me and the guys at work, as well as being able to share my jigsaws around with others.  Other than a small collection of jigsaws that I've had for a long time, I rarely feel the sentimental need to keep jigsaws anymore.  Jigsaws need to be loved by all!  And with the price of jigsaws even at second-hand places like Vinnies, sharing them around would be very economical as well.

So if anyone's reading this and has the motivation to do it, please do ;)


Huigh said:

G'day Kazza,

Well that was a while back, you might have moved on, but it is an idea I just decided to check out since I did a satisfying jig-saw puzzle on my iPad and figured more (over)use of the fondleslab wasn't a triffic idea for an old fart with a stiff neck and sore eyes already.

I think your idea is an excellent one and I'd be happy to participate in and, if necessary, co-ordinate a group if we could get one together. I was a librarian for 45 years so have some ideas about how such a group could function equitably.

November 19, 2014 12:43 PM


Susan said:

I've just finished a nice ravensbuger 1,000 piece puzzle with a challenging sky that I would be very happy to swap for something similar. I think it is a great idea to have swap meets. Three would be enough to start if we have a similar taste in puzzles


April 4, 2015 11:42 AM


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