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3D Stars #3: Making 3-D Stars

555 days ago by Aggie69 | 4 comments »

After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pleased with the finished pieces. My next attempt was with new 1×4 rough cedar that I already had on hand (slightly thinner cedar fence pickets would work equally well). This material worked mu...

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