After seeing this post on making little 3d model pieces from scrapwood, I have been obsessed with making these little pieces as toys for myself and the kiddos in my life!
My issue is this: these pieces (and even the awesome 3d model reindeer model) are (1) really sensitive to the thickness of the wood (I am using 1/8" BB) and (2) over time, with reuse, the fit tends to loosen.
I have tried adding nodes on the inside of the notches. This has helped some, but the two issues above still plague my design. I am considering playing with adding ‘relief’ cuts below the nodes so the wood is bending slightly at the contact points instead of being compressed.
Anyone have any ideas I could try for a reusable, kid-friendly yet secure, notch design that can handle the slight thickness variation I encounter with BB plywood?