|Project by ellgee||posted 03-07-2014 12:09 AM||1166 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Bridge partner having a big-oh birthday → I decided to make a box with exactly 70 pieces.
It took me a week to think up this idea, but once you have it it’s easy: 3×5 is 15 .. plus the backing 16,
times 4 sides is 64 (we ex-computer people are good at the powers-of-2) .. plus a top and bottom is 66,
for 4 more use a rim around the top.
As it turned out, using a top rim for the lid-pivot was easier than pivoting in the body.
Woods: Northern silky oak, Southern silky oak, and Jarrah. About 17cm square, 11 high.
I gave it to him yesterday, thinking that, as a mathematician he would appreciate the piece-count, but noooo,
he only said he admired the workmanship. I had to tell him about the count.
If you wanted 71 pieces, all you have to do is not pivot the lid but add a lid-handle.
If you wanted 72 pieces, you could use a 2-piece handle, or ..