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Brainteaser business booms

Corvallis-based Kid Puzzles produces more than 3,000 custom-made puzzles a year.

Corvallis-based Kid Puzzles produces more than 3,000 custom-made puzzles a year.

Marvin and Margaret Jack have been growing their puzzle business since the early 1980s.

The work happens in a shop next to the Jacks’ house on Crystal Lake Drive in south Corvallis. They use a scroll saw to cut puzzle pieces and a shaper to finish the edges in one room. The other side of the building, accessed through a storage room packed with inventory, is a painting space complete with a ventilated hood for spray painting, drying racks and a design table with a light box.

Still popular are wooden puzzles ranging from simple peg puzzles for $17 to a complex 13-layer jungle masterpiece that sells for $700. Another favorite is a detailed puzzle of monarch butterflies with two layers, for $300.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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