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Project by ruddy posted 03-09-2018 06:54 AM 557 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been awhile since I have posted anything here and this Dodecahedron was a fun build and is made from New Guinea Rosewood. The concept of making the twelve pentagons and fitting each side face with rare earth magnets has been posted on here a few times. I decided to cut the various silhouettes in each face to add some extra interest and inside the assembled unit there is a remote controlled LED lamp that lets you fade in about 8 different colours.
It is a fun project as kids can knock it down and reassemble so it is both functional and tactile.
I made some jigs to help accurately cut the pentagons and also to allow to accurately position the blind holes that house the magnets. My thanks to the original poster on You Tube for this project.
Regards to all

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 03-09-2018 07:11 AM

That idea with magnets is very smart. I tried something with football shape, but glued – not turned so good due bad cutting template I soppose or there was just to many pieces so mistakes cumulated at the end.
What so ever, this is great looking scrollsaw project too – inside LED is also awesome feature.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-09-2018 07:33 AM

Wow! That’s a tour de force of ingenuity and precision!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 03-09-2018 10:17 AM

That is something special Ruddy… heaps of patience precision work there; beautiful!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 03-09-2018 11:56 AM

Unique and beautiful.

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#5 posted 03-09-2018 01:09 PM

Very cool. I think your scroll work is what makes it stand out. Excellent work!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 03:01 PM

Well done and a nifty idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 03-09-2018 03:50 PM

Great project, very well done.

found the video, really enjoyed watching it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 03-09-2018 04:43 PM

Very cool…I like the duality of function and tactile plus the scroll work and led light…sweet!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#9 posted 03-09-2018 04:50 PM

Great project.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#11 posted 03-09-2018 08:45 PM

This is a beautiful dodecahedron. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 03-10-2018 05:14 AM

That is beautiful, what a unique idea adding the LEDs for added interest!
Those pieces need to be nearly perfect to make a completed dodecahedron, and you did it!
Like it, added to my faves!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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