We slid the completed puzzle onto Masonite, topped it with another piece of Masonite and turned it over quickly. Grant and Rina painted craft glue onto the reverse of each and every piece, while I held it as firmly as I could on the board. (That's why I didn't photograph this part of the procedure)
Then Grant placed the other piece of Masonite onto this and we carried it out onto the patio table. Once the top piece of Masonite was removed, Rina rolled the jigsaw with a rolling pin; we replaced the board and left it overnight.
The next morning, Grant took off the top Masonite again, and added each section of the frame which he had made in the garage.
Fitting each piece of the handmade frame which had glue in the slits was not at all easy
It took all three of us to do this job while Grant clamped the bottom ...
...and then the sides and finally the top!
Now the framed puzzle was carried to Grant's workshop
Grant masked it with newspaper and tape and varnished the frame
Happy week ahead to you all.