Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Design: After laser cutting some white oak, which cuts more cleanly than birch plywood, I want to make tessellated tiles like this one. The difficulty is that it's difficult to come up with a design that is simultaneously clean and preserves all ten five pointed stars around the larger ten pointed ones. So far the only way I can think of to do it involves making a dodecahedron with each ten stars around an eleventh as one of the pentagonal faces.
On the health front, I've had a revelation. My joints don't hurt because I'm getting older or the humidity is changing. My joints hurt because I'm lifting weights at the gym.