This seems to be the trap I'm caught in at the moment.
I'm not sure what happened, I was working along just great on my June Chair project, and in the middle of this project, work just stopped. Not because I ran into something I couldn't do, I'm not sure what put the brakes on.
I'll get back to that project very soon, as I don't think it should take too long to finish those chairs.
In the meantime, I have found in the past that sometimes a great way to get a shop back in motion is to start with a simple project. I think I found one.
|Photo from the British Museum. This board game was made about the year 2600 B.C.|
Why am I writing about this rather than building it already?
Well, the short answer is I need some help.
The dice used aren't our standard six sided dice, it uses four sided dice in the shape of tetrahedron, or a three-sided pyramid.
If you were asked to make an accurate equilateral tetrahedron from wood, how would you lay it out?
|Photo from BBC.co.uk.|
I thought I had it figured out last night, but then realized I had an idea for making four sided pyramids. These have five points rather than the four points required.
They look pretty small, which should help. Probably the best way is just to make one, then try to remember what I did so I can make three more.
I happen to have a little bit of ebony which should make for a nice feel. I have a couple ideas for the white pips on some of the corners, but I'm a bit stumped.
I think that after the dice are made, the other pieces and the board itself should be a snap.
What caught my attention regarding this game was this amusing video. Check it out, you'll love it!
Ask, and you shall recieve. Sylvain was kind enough to send me this drawing, which goes with his explanation in the comments of this post. This looks way easier than what I was going to do!
Sylvain sent another drawing to further clarify. Thanks, Sylvain!