Wiggly Loaf House

Watch how I made the Wiggly Loaf House: from designing it on Inkscape to cutting it on Glowforge and gluing all the pieces together. You can win this house if you are hardcore enough to play the Wiggly Loaf game until you unlock at least one of the bonus characters.┬áIt’s a free download for iOS or Android phones. Check out WigglyLoaf.com and click on Contest. Good luck and enjoy the game!

Dice Variations

I love dice! Until someone throws them right off the tabletop and the dice get lost. This made me wonder if I could come up with variations to the way we traditionally depict dice. For that, I turned to Inkscape, the Glowforge Laser Cutter, and my imagination.

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Trojan Horse Kit

Trojan Horse Battle Station Kit

The Trojan Horse Kit is available in my Etsy Shop

Trojan Horse Battle Station Kit Parts List: 3 Greek Soldiers, 3 Soldier Stands, 1 Top Shelf, 2 Buttresses, 4 Wheels, 4 Axle Spacers, 2 Axle Rods, 1 Bottom Shelf, and 1 Trojan Horse.

Trojan Horse Battle Station Kit Parts List

How to build the Trojan Horse Battle Station Kit

Step 1: Peel away all the protective tape that covers the wood. Be sure to peel away all the tape from both sides of each piece before you begin assembling the kit.

Laser cut Trojan Horse kit

Step 2: Build the cart first. Place the Bottom Shelf so that the JEMTOY logo is flipped over and not seen. Glue the 4 Axle Spacers (little D-shaped things) into the 4 corner spots on the Bottom Shelf. Use a tissue or cotton swab to clean up glue blobs as you go.

How to build Trojan Horse

Step 3: It’s a good idea to let the Axle Spacers dry. While you wait, glue the 3 Greek Soldiers foot peg into their little rectangular base so they can stand up and fight like an Ancient Greek.

Greek Soldiers History Educational Kit

Step 4: A small piece of sandpaper is included so you can easily taper the ends of the Axle Rods for a proper fit into the Wheel. The Wheels don’t need to be glued if they are a tight enough fit. Sand the outer edge of the Axle Rods until they fit tightly into the Wheels.

Sanding axle rods to fit wheels of Trojan Horse replica

Step 5: When the Axle Spacers are dry you can move on to this step, but not until. Push one Wheel onto each Axle Rod. Slide each Axle Rod through 2 Axle Spacers and push on the last two Wheels. If you decide to glue your Wheels to the Axle Rods, be sure the Wheels can freely turn when you are done.

Wheels on Trojan Horse kit

Now the cart is ready to roll!

cart for Trojan Horse

Step 6: Now just a little bit of glue on these 2 spots.

Instructions how to build a Trojan Horse kit.

Step 7: Set the Trojan Horse into the 4 peg holes that run down the center of the Top Shelf of the cart.

ancient history Trojan Horse kit

Step 8: Slip the two Buttresses into place, and glue them to the Bottom Shelf of the cart.

build a Trojan Horse replica kit

Step 9: A few drops of glue on the Buttresses so the Top Shelf will stay in place.

wood Trojan Horse kit

Step 10: You must insert the Top Shelf diagonally and maneuver it down to rest on the Buttresses.

Greek history toy

Adjust the Top Shelf so it is centered and press it down.

Trojan Horse toy model

Let the epic battle begin!

Build it yourself Trojan Horse kit

The Trojan Horse Kit is available in my Etsy Shop