|Missing Link by Alfons|
I was thrilled to hear when chatting to him that he was planning to produce an occasional special model. He said on his website:
Sometimes in my spare time I will take one of the puzzles on the bench and spend a bit more time on it. Often these are just me trying out different things and the puzzle winds up in my wood stove. Other times, things come out quite nice! With each update, I hope to be able to post one of these items for sale. I will be selling them for a bit more than the normal puzzles but at a discount considering the amount of time invested.I managed to nab the very first of his special puzzles - this particular copy of Trombone has a Maple and East Indian Rosewood two-toned frame with Redheart pieces. The inside of the frame is maple and the outside is East Indian Rosewood. These pieces are signed and dated and one-of-a-kind!
I am sure you all agree that it is absolutely stunning! It is so good that Mrs S has allowed it to go straight into the living room display. I haven't managed to solve it yet - there is quite a lot of movement in it and quite a lot of dead ends.