So many pieces!
I've continued working on the pieces, and I now have two full sets of pieces designed and cut out. The next stage is the hard one, though -... Read more
When you want something done right...
So remember when we started this process, and I could build pieces just fine but I couldn't build the boards? Well, now that we've been working with Cloud Cabin Arts,... Read more
Staining - What do you think?
This is the same board as in the last post, but with a Special Walnut stain.
For reference, here are a red and yellow piece:
We're making much more progress now that we've gone local. See below for some great images of the (almost) completed board. These pictures are all of unstained wood.
Happy New Year Y'all,
Here is an update from Mike, followed by my comments:
Here's some pictures for an update. This is with the quarter sawn oak... Read more
Here is a quick update from Mike of Cloud Cabin Arts.
The use of the flat sawn oak for the top has proven unsuccessful, it has warped.... Read more
Colors and Angles
With the whole insourcing thing we are free to use many more woods and things than before, since we are no longer limited to the two woods that Agua y... Read more
Cloud Cabin Arts
My meeting with Mike of Cloud Cabin Arts went well. He says he should have something (not a whole board, but parts) to show me two Saturdays from now, done... Read more
Ups and Downs
Up to this point, I've been following a policy of "if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all."
Based on everyone's comments and... Read more
Viable Prototype Pics
I was able to assemble that "viable prototype" set while visiting my family in Arizona, and aside from a few cosmetic issues* it was very good. Not quite... Read more
Good news, we have a viable prototype now! The problem earlier was that the board surface was cracking as it shipped from the cooperative in Veracruz, with its... Read more
Slow but Steady
Is everything taking longer than I said it would? Yes. Am I extremely sorry about that? Yes.
Am I giving up? No.
I just got that second round... Read more
On the road
Quick Project Update: The first group of arimaa pieces has gone out, another round going out soon. If you haven't gotten an email from me personally I haven't sent... Read more
Embarking to Pajapan
While visiting family in Northern Mexico, I realized it wouldn't take that much time or money to go out and meet with the Agua y Monte woodworking cooperative in person,... Read more
Sorry its taking so long to get your signed Arimaa pieces to you, we had more orders than we had pieces so we're having some of them made... Read more
Just letting you know that I'm heading down to Pajapan, Veracruz, Mexico to work with the "Agua y Monte" cooperative on the new prototype. I'll get some pictures... Read more
Thank you all so much for your support!
When Omar, Aamir and I started discussing this Kickstarter project, we had an inkling that there was a small but committed group... Read more
We've only got a week left! I'm not sure when the next opportunity to buy these sets will come, but it will probably be in 2013. So, if you want... Read more
Going Into Overdrive
Congratulations! We've exceeded our original goal! Now its time to see if we can get to the point where I can not only produce this model of the... Read more
Its been a great week. We're at 81% funding, which means all its going to take to fund the Arimaa Set prototypes is one more preorder and one... Read more
Its only been a few days, and we're already at 80% funding! I guess listening to our customers worked out for us. Thank you all so much and lets get... Read more
The Fans Have Spoken: Preorder a Set!
Hi Arimaa Fans,
The first two days have been great. We're 17% of the way to our goal to Kickstart the New Forest Arimaa Set!
However, everyone seems to have... Read more