Here’s another design I threw together over the weekend.
It’s a board for playing Nine Men’s Morris. This is a game the dates back to the Roman Empire. If you don’t know about this game, you can read up on it here:
Here is the board:
Here is the board with playing pieces on it:
Here are the cut files:
cut3_squarepieces_onequarter.pdf (2.3 KB)
cut2_base_oneeight.pdf (1.0 KB)
all.pdf (8.6 KB)
option_cut5_border_onequarter.pdf (1.3 KB)
cut4_roundpieces_onequarter.pdf (2.1 KB)
cut1_raster_score_oneeight.pdf (2.6 KB)
cut1_oneeight.pdf (4.4 KB)
If I had my GF right now, here is how I would cut it.
- I would raster the yellow circles in cut1_raster_score_oneeight.pdf in 1/8" thick in wood.
- I would score the blue circle lines (vector at low power so they don’t cut through) in the same file on the same piece of wood (don’t move the piece).
- I would cut that piece of wood using the black lines in cut1_oneeight.pdf.
- I would do step 1-3 on a different type of contrasting wood (or I would remove the path portion from what I just cut, stain it dark and put it back in place.)
- I would cut the base in cut2_base_oneeight file in some solid type of 1/8" wood (plywood or MDF or something that will not warp).
- I would cut the border piece out of 1/4" piece of wood, so the border is raised 1/8 from the board once it is glued on.
- I would glue everything to the base.
- I would then cut the game pieces (cut3 and cut4 files) out of black and white 1/4" plastic.
But feel free to cut/raster/score it however you see fit. The file all.pdf contains the whole design, so you can play with it as you see fit.