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  • Woods Used: English brown oak, wenge, ebony
  • Size: 9-1/2"x7"x3-1/4" (approx)
  • Storage: Keepsake box. Unusual shape.

Square. Level. Plumb.

Words to live by, right?

Usually. But sometimes you just have to step outside, or inside, and test your fettle in the world of real numbers, fractional inconsistency and floating point notation.Triangle, trapezoid, rhombus. Uncharted angles; unexpected intersections.Entry and exit problems. Colliding paths.

Radians, minutes, seconds spiraling into infinity.

What is it about a funhouse that's fun? Hint of instability? A tiny toe tip into discombobulation?

Shivering glimpse of the unimaginable?

One thing about it, though. It's the only thing I've ever built where every single piece of it is different in size and shape from every other piece. Sort of completely misbegotten.

As usual, now that it's finished, I'm too close to judge what it's become. But Karen likes it so I'm calling victory.

The next one, I'm sure, will be a more conventional shape. Symmetry beckons.

But this was fun to do, requiring a substantial plan and attention to detail. Mocked up and templated, I still wobbled into error.

Piecing the positions in place.