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Project by jesselacasse posted 06-18-2014 01:31 AM 2416 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this with some old 2×4’s hanging around, now I’m making them almost every day!

-- Jesse, NH





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Nathanp

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#1 posted 06-18-2014 01:53 AM

Looks neat. What angles and lengths do you use?

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jesselacasse

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 01:55 AM

Well the lengths don’t matter just as long as all 10 pieces are the same length. as for the angles, I will have to get back to you, it’s in my shop and I’m at home now.

-- Jesse, NH

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David Drummond

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 02:22 AM

I would be interested in the angles too! Looks great. I have a thing for stars and this one looks cooler than most all I’ve seen! Good job.

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 07:56 AM

Very nice…I can see lights hung on them.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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April Wilkerson

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 02:53 PM

Love them! I would also like to know the angle because I can see a few of these hung around my place.

-- Wilkerson

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Toolz

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 05:38 PM

I would hazard a guess of 36 degrees for each of the 10 boards. (360/5 points/2 pieces for each point)

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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April Wilkerson

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#7 posted 06-18-2014 05:56 PM

Toolz: I’ll wager 32.5 degrees.

Whoever is closest wins! ; )

-- Wilkerson

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jesselacasse

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#8 posted 06-19-2014 03:05 AM

lol… ok, the very acute angle that make half of the outside point is 14 deg and the other end is 41 deg. This is the result of some trial and error. I have a small piece of wood with the proper angles cut and I used a small protractor to measure so I’m sure it is not deadly accurate but try it with these angles and you will see it’s”close enough” I am not a math major so I haven’t been able to figure how all these angles add up so if you get the formula, please educate me!! I do know that everything should add up to 360 deg. Make sure all 10 pieces are the same length or it will be a mess and you will end up hating yourself for ever taking up woodworking.

-- Jesse, NH

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jesselacasse

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#9 posted 06-24-2014 03:45 PM

OK, here goes on the star.. I cut 20m2 2×4’s into 10 1.5×1.5×16” pieces. next, cut the sharp angle like this:

Then cut the more obtuse angle like this, note the position of the piece:

Now you will have 10 pieces that look like this:

Next put all these pieces together with some glue and nails to make these wide v’s.. that’s not blood on my bench!

Once those are all together then put the rest of the star together like this:

Now paint it for your wife, have a beer and relax. :)

-- Jesse, NH

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Hawaiilad

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#10 posted 06-24-2014 06:06 PM

Thanks much for passing along the angles Jesse

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 07-26-2014 03:51 PM

Cool

-- Leonard H.

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