A Jester wrote:Any reason you can't just use hooks and eyes?
Maybe dull hooks, so there's less of a puncture concern?
Also, I'd think about someone borrowing those pieces. Can you chain them all to the ground or something?
I was leaning towards some type of hook setup, my main concern is if a gust could lift the pieces off the hook and fling them through the air. The latching type hook / eye combos seem more secure, but I'm concerned with ease of use on those.
As for pieces walking away, they have little intrinsic value on their own - is theft of small plywood shapes that much of a problem?
MrBlue wrote:What about using a mesh structure as your background (fence panels or something similar) and permanently attaching ball bungees to the back of the movable pieces? It would reduce your windload, and you be able to set the pieces pretty much wherever you wanted.
I'm fairly sure many of those entertaining themselves with this would likely not have the patience to restrap a ball bungee (meaning they would just get dumped on the ground), and they don't really work so well unless under a fair amount of tension.
Although this has given me the idea to look into cabinet latches for possible candidates. Something that would essentially plug in or out seems like it would fit the bill. Or possibly magnetic.