I recently received a great gift of some beautiful vintage birch plywood from my wife’s grandfather.  So to test the wood, I cut a smaller version of my elephant puzzle just for fun.  It turned out being so cute that I decided to make two of them so I could try doing a small giveaway.  So here it is.  If you want to be entered to “win” this puzzle then simply leave a comment on this post.  On Wednesday morning (October 20) I will randomly pick the winner from all those who have left a comment.  I will ship world-wide so anyone can enter if they’d like!

The puzzle is about 3.5 by 5.5 inches, and finished with food grade beeswax.

UPDATE: The contest is over. See results on the following post!

550 Responses
  1. Mandy Mundy

    I read your post regularly and am inspired by your creations! Thank you fir sharing your talents with us!

  2. Carolyn

    Hi Joel. I just discovered your site! Brilliant. I've booked marked just about every project! Thank you for posting such great instructions. Keep up the fun. Carolyn

  3. thompouce

    Wow amazing 531 comments !!! what a successfull blog ! I add my own, hoping to look close this wonderfull wood Elephant.

    thompouce (at) yahoo.fr

  4. Lina

    Good morning from Hamburg, Germany! Hope it's not too late yet. I would love to win this wonderful puzzle and give it to my almost 3-year-old daughter.

  5. Rach, Dean and the Smithlings

    No idea if this is closed, but I just wanted to say thank you! You inspire my husband to be an amazing father, he has grown an addiction to "creating" for our kids! There is currently a Made By Joel inspired owl hanging from our dining room light! Keep on sharing the creativity!!
    Oh and we would LOVE to adopt the little elephant tribe into our family :)

  6. michael

    wicked cool – I am so in love with this puzzle! – my daughter is in love with elephants and she's been talking about this all day (she's four – she can talk about one subject for an amazing amount of time!)