Freestanding VW Beetle Puzzle


VW Beetle Puzzle REF-S

Celebrate the joy of summer road trips with a classic VW Beetle

By Eric Van Malderen

My neighbor, whose first car was a VW Beetle, inspired me to design this car puzzle. The Volkswagen Type 1 is the most famous VW and is regarded by some to be the most famous car ever made. It was originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche. More than 21 million cars were built between 1938 and 2003, making the VW Beetle both the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever produced.

Until 1967, VW Beetle was called the Type 1, but because of its shape the nickname “Beetle” came into public use. The original Beetle is always called the Volkswagen Type 1, because it was the first model produced by Volkswagen. I based the puzzle on a second-generation VW Beetle model built between 1957 and 1967.

I cut this puzzle from meranti, a type of hardwood from Southeast Asia.

Editor’s Note: This pattern is a correction from the pattern that appeared in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2016 (Issue 63). We apologize for the error.

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