Christina Julian cuts a puzzle at left as apprentice employees Marisa Chapin, middle, and Kat Chau, right, work in the finishing area at Stave Puzzles, where pieces are touched up and the backs of the puzzles are sanded, polyurethaned and buffed in Wilder, Vt., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Apprentices work for six months to a year to learn the craft before their work can be sold. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Christina Julian cuts a puzzle at left as apprentice employees Marisa Chapin, middle, and Kat Chau, right, work in the finishing area at Stave Puzzles, where pieces are touched up and the backs of the puzzles are sanded, polyurethaned and buffed in Wilder, Vt., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Apprentices work for six months to a year to learn the craft before their work can be sold. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lisa Josler prepares a puzzle to be shipped in the Stave Puzzles time-share program at the company’s Wilder, Vt. workshop Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Time-share customers have six to eight weeks to complete each one of six puzzles and at after finishing them all they get to keep one of their favorite puzzles of the series. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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