Saturday, August 20, 2005

Macrame Beads Have Many Uses!

3-D Tick-Tack-Toe!: "Keep cabin fever at bay with a new version of an old pastime...

3-D Tick-Tack Toe!
David Dyer

This little game—the 'board' for which can be made in one evening—is simply a much more challenging version of the tick-tack-toe almost all of us played (and quickly mastered) as children . . . and the three-dimensional version makes the childhood pastime fun again, even for grown-ups!

The only tools required to construct a 3-D tick-tack-toe set are a saw (a handsaw will do) and a drill (preferably electric) with a 17/64' or 9/32' drill bit. The materials list is equally modest. It includes a 26' section of a 1/4' dowel (you should be able to purchase a 36' length for under 25¢) . . . a scrap of 1 X 4 (preferably hardwood, but softwood is OK) ... 28 macramé beads with 1/4' holes, which cost 10 to 20¢ apiece (get 14 each of two different colors) ... and finishing materials (sandpaper, glue, and stain or varnish)."

If you have some spare beads left over from some of your Macrame Projects, check out this great linke to Mother Earth News! Carolyne :)

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