During lock-down I was feeling a bit lost for something to do, so one one day I sent Ernie a text reading "Bored".
He responded with a text-less message and an attached image (see below).
I wasn't sure what it meant so I sent "?", to which he responded "It's a puzzle!".
It still wasn't obvious what I was meant to do, so I sent "??", and he responded "Might need scissors, sellotape, a scalpel and a straight edge". As I was digesting that, he added "...or maybe tin-snips, drills, solder and a vice (depending on the materials you have in stock)".
So I printed the image, pasted it to card and cut out the pieces. Then spent quite some time try to solve it. After getting nowhere for a few days I sent him another message "???", to which he immediately replied "Good grief - there are only ten pieces - It can't be that hard!".
I have tried again off and on, but I'm still getting nowhere so thought I would ask for your help before I try and ask Ernie for any more hints. Any idea how to 'solve' the puzzle. Just what am I supposed to make with the pieces and how will I know when I have succeeded?