Puzzle cut by me in April 2008 for auction at my 50th. Amherst College reunion June 1, 2008. Scene is photo of the Octagon building on Campus. While I have studied and written about the techniques and styles of cutting new puzzles, I cut new puzzles rarely and only for charitable causes. Frankly, it is a lot of time and work and I am not very good at it! In this plywood, interlocking puzzle cut extensively along color lines with interval knobs, I have cut 8 appropriate figure pieces and the Armstrong signature piece (Scottish clan symbol of clenched fist and arm). Especially note the figure of 3 birds chirping on tree branches placed in the large bush in the scene, a very difficult figure to cut requiring drilling small holes between the birds' legs. I have also cut a dropout series of figures spelling "2008", my 50th. reunion year, and 2 irregular edges-figures spelling "AMHERST 1958", my graduation year, and "50th REUNION", all first attempts at these special cutting techniques. The puzzle drew many favorable comments and a top bid of $525, all for the Alumni Fund.