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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

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emxibus
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Anyone know where to find right angled triangle blocks (not cut outs)?

For example:

Take a 1 inch cube and cut it from upper right corner to lower left corner. Now you have 2 right angled triangles.

Thanks
JR

rellekmr
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

there's an arts and crafts store I often visit called "Michael's" that has all sorts of geometric pieces or wood available

emxibus
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

rellekmr wrote:
there's an arts and crafts store I often visit called "Michael's" that has all sorts of geometric pieces or wood available

We have a Michael's here in town, I'll check them out. Thanks for the info.

JR

Sen
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

you can also get right angled balsa triangles at a hobby shop that has model plane / kite / railroad type materials.

I just use a mitre box and razor saw to cut pieces and stain them for custom colours.

Mosaludo
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

Woodworks Ltd. has very wide selection of wood pieces you can order online.

http://www.woodwrks.com/

I believe they will produce custom items as well.[/url]

OutsideLime
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

Looking at the Woodworks site always makes me wonder if I can invent a game that uses miniature butter churns or acorns for pieces....

~Josh

NetWolf
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

OutsideLime wrote:
a game that uses miniature acorns for pieces....

An educational game about the life cycle of a tree.

larienna
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Looking for right angled triangle blocks

I am not sure if I really understand what you asked. But to make a perfect triangle, you just need to set the same angle to each corner. I think it is 60 degrees.

OutsideLime
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Take a 1 inch cube and cut it from upper right corner to lower left corner. Now you have 2 right angled triangles.

Cutting a cube in half diagonally provides you with 2 possible results. Both are pentahedra.

These example images are not cut from exact squares, but they help to illustrate the difference.

1) A square pyramid. Just like it sounds. A pyramid with four sides and a square base.

2) A triangular prism. Commonly referred to as a wedge. This is the shape I believe you're looking for.

Not that this helps you find wooden bits at all, but perhaps the terminology clarification could help in your search.

~Josh

emxibus
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OutsideLime wrote:

2) A triangular prism. Commonly referred to as a wedge. This is the shape I believe you're looking for.

~Josh

Yes, I'm looking for a wedge, thanks for the terminology. I'm trying my hand at a block game (fog of war) and thought I would try a different shape. Thinking that it might be easier to see pictures on wedges (better angle), but I'm worried that it might be more awkward to reveal info on a wedge than a block.

JR

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