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I'd like to learn how to use an abacus so needed one to practise on. After searching around for discarded boxes, I found several Mooncake and old Paint ...
You will need: Pliers Thin wire or strong string such as nylon Empty cardboard box Beads (or macaroni would work!) Strong glue Nail polish / waterproof paint
Cut a horizontal piece of cardboard for dividing the "heavenly" and "earthly" beads from each other. Use strong glue to secure one third of the way in the box. ...
Mark your box horizontally at equal distances with a ruler. To work out the distances between the beads first count the number of units you wish to place ...
Push the wire through the bottom hole. Slot in four "earthly" beads. Push through central wall. Slot on two "heavenly" beads. Push through end hole of box. Twist ...
I decided to paint the plain wooden-coloured beads with contrasting, bright colours for differentiating each column. I used nail polish to colour the beads. The contrasting colours really ...
After learning more about abaci, I discovered that I actually needed more units to complete other types of mathematical sums. So I rearranged my abacus and added two ...
Here is a sample for what you're in for when you beginning to grasp abacus. I'd aim for accuracy rather than speed - and enjoy the process! Useful ...
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