If you are like me, you just jump right in and start putting it together. "Directions? Who needs directions!"
Well, apparently I need directions.
I screwed up the first one by not looking at Sylvain's directions. After reviewing what he said, I got it the second try, easy-peasy.
The trick was to make (b) a little shorter than (a).
I didn't want to have to measure anything, but you need to for this. I think if it is pretty close, it is probably good enough for this purpose.
Measure (a), then multiply that number by .866. The product is the length of (b).
Only then should you lay out the lines for the tetrahedron.
|Ready to saw out.|
And, I have an idea for making the white pips on the corners.
If you've missed my other posts on this project, check them out:
Part I: Project Idea - The Royal Game of Ur
Part II: Tetrahedron Fail #1