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Number Puzzle

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Brian Wildman

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Brian Wildman

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Make a number puzzle for kids using Easel and the X-Carve

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood (×2)

12" × 24" × 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit


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4 minutes

How to make a number puzzle for Kids using Easel and the X-Carve. Simple and easy!!



2 minutes

Cut two pieces of 1/4" birch plywood to 11.5"W x 8.625"H


Load project in Easel

Load project in Easel and send it to the X-Carve to cut.



30 minutes

Sit back and watch the X-Carve cut away.


Cut Tabs

Once the X-Carve is done, cut the tables of with a sharp utility knife. Be careful!


Glue Up.

5 minutes

Glue the piece with the letters cut out to the second pieces of plywood. Make sure you don’t get any glue where the numbers go. Us claps to hold the two pieces together while the glue drys.


Paint the Numbers

8 minutes

Using craft paint, paint the numbers. I used 5 colors, red, yellow, green, purple and orange. Or you can paint the numbers any color you want.



8 minutes

Sand the edge of the puzzle board so that everything is nice and smooth. I rounded the corners of the board as well. Don’t want sharp points to hurt the kids.


Glue on Knobs

6 minutes

I used a 1/8" dowel and cut 3/16" long pieces to glue on the numbers. To help keep the knobs straight I used a square to line them up.



5 minutes

I sprayed everything with a spray on Polyurethane. My kids are out of the “put everything in your mouth” stage. So I want worried about the finish.
There are kid friendly finishes out there if you are worried about your child putting the pieces in their mouth. Do a quick Google search to find natural wood finishes.

Matt  Strohman
Can you make this available publicly? The link is restricted as private. Thanks! Great project!
Matt Strohman
Brian Wildman
hmm interesting, the public box is check.
Brian Wildman
Gabriel Hebert
not public
Gabriel Hebert
Brian Wildman
@Gabriel Herbert It show its public on my end.
Brian Wildman
Jeremy Hill
please make public.
Jeremy Hill
Jason McGinn
Brian, I had this same issue... you need to go into Easel with it open and go to "File... Share"...
Jason McGinn
Tom Avern
Maybe add some holes to the numbers so you can just glue the dowel handles straight in there.
Tom Avern
Ahmed Zahran
what kind of colors did you use? is it safe for children
Ahmed Zahran
Laurent Turcotte
In addition to the precut holes, I used a plastic hangher to make the small dowel handles. Working great and always available.
Laurent Turcotte