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Jigsaw Shredder

Add some fun to snooping
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Trying to figure out what little strip of paper goes with what other little strip of paper is likely a boring, unsatisfying job. To add a bit of fun to the investigator/identity thief's life I propose a shredder with a jigsaw-shaped cutting surface. Also fun for the kids - shred family photos for custom jigsaw fun, or shred a treasure map that leads to their allowance.
Worldgineer, Jan 13 2005

Fractal Shredder Inspired by [Ian] [Worldgineer, Jan 13 2005]

How are jigsaw puzzles made? http://www.puzzlema...e.com/equipmen.html
Contains a link to a video of a low volume puzzle cutting process. [half, Jan 13 2005]

For [moom] http://www.allmats....rlocking_floor_mats
Like these, only smaller. With image pieces. [Worldgineer, Jan 19 2005]

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       very nice+, though isn't this similar to origami printers, etc.
theircompetitor, Jan 13 2005
  

       Except the investigator/identity thief isn't doing the shredding.
yabba do yabba dabba, Jan 13 2005
  

       True, but it's a nice gesture. No reason to make someone's job painfully boring, even if they are trying to steal your life.
Worldgineer, Jan 19 2005
  

       On the contrary. Good idea for other aforementioned purposes, though.
yabba do yabba dabba, Jan 19 2005
  

       There would really need to be cardboard bases to put on the back of each piece of paper. Otherwise all you get is a bunch of curled, half-folded pieces of paper which don't lie flat on a table.
phundug, Jan 19 2005
  

       Shredded paper isn't curled. Yes, without backing it's a bit more difficult to work with, but I don't think it would be too hard.
Worldgineer, Jan 19 2005
  

       Oh. I thought this was a tool for people who got really irritated with jigsaws. Jigsaw sabotage, that sort of thing. Much more satisfying, in a transient sort of way.   

       Personally feel that jigsaws should be supplied with scissors and a hammer. I refuse to have my creativity restricted by some faceless jigsaw designer, manipulating me to make a picture of a fluffy kitten, who cares? Not entirely sure that a jigsaw of a tax return would be a huge improvement, though... [+]
moomintroll, Jan 19 2005
  

       That's interesting. Perhaps you should post an idea for jigsaw pieces that are all alike except in image. Then you can arrange them however you want. Also, it would be much harder for those conventional types who like to do what they're told.
Worldgineer, Jan 19 2005
  

       Yeah, let's make them all square, and..., yeah, I know, then we'll make each square a separate colour so you don't get any clues as to how you're s'posed to arrange them, and then...   

       ...oh no, wait.
moomintroll, Jan 19 2005
  

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