Monthly Archives: May 2011

Testing the waters

Tonight, I created an eBay auction for version 3 of my Catan frame. Here’s the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/260792757782 I’d like to create a lot more of these frames, but a determining factor will be how much people are willing to pay … Continue reading

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Leather texture

Here’s a photo in which you can really see the texture of the leather backing.

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Carrying on

Sometimes when playing a board game, you get interrupted by events like meals or surgery — things that require the use of the table on which you had the board set up. This benefit, being able to pick up and … Continue reading

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Stop Motion

This weekend I finished version 3 of my Catan frame. The problem with version 2 was that the cuts were off by exactly 2 millimeters, so the two sides would not close together inwards. This new one was cut with … Continue reading

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Start the Presses

The best way I can think of to attach the wood to the leather is glue. Screws would be labour intensive and look bad, and I couldn't come up with a friction or woven solution. This is the last step … Continue reading

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Dave Wright’s Wooden Hexes

I’m not the only one making custom Settlers of Catan boards. Dave Wright has got some cool stuff going on as well. He’s using a milling machine to cut out the pieces from wood. More photos of his work I … Continue reading

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Blue City on the Plains

I’ve been trying to take some nice macro photographs of the frame in action. Here’s a first attempt.

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Three For One

Here’s my vectorization of the 3:1 trading port. The hatching might be too small to show up when I laser cut it, but I’m excited to find out.

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