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I’ve looked all over San Diego this Holiday season for a large Star to display with our decorations this year and was unable to come up with one. So I took it upon myself to find out how they are made and attempt to build one myself. Searching the internet directed me to this site for the first time. How pleased I was to find such a gathering of woodworkers that were willing to share their time and expertise to help me in my project. When I came across Iltws2’s post with picture showing me the way, I jumped on it and began my star. How pleased I was with it’s final outcome. As you can see I added my own touch with the lights and it’s going to look beautiful on our home this year. Thanks again for all the help and comments. I’m sure this is only the beginning of a long relationship with Lumberjocks. Keep up the good work, everyone.

-- Bfair





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 587 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Most of the time you can get answers to any of your questions.

A couple things we like are lots of pictures, descriptions and dimensions.

What is the dimensions of this?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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iltws2

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#2 posted 587 days ago

My first one didn’t come out that good. Had to make some slight modifications along the way.
Now that you have mastered this try gluing up multiple layers of different hardwoods (horizontal) then making star. these come out really cool.

-- Medicaid Carpenter

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bfairok

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#3 posted 587 days ago

I could just imagine what that would come out like. Unfortunately, now that I have one that is even more visually perfect than I had dreamed of, I must move on to my next project, what ever that might be. I truly enjoyed the steps it took making this Star come to life. You were a big part in making this happen. Thanks again. Hope LumberJocks turns me on to my next adventure.

-- Bfair

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drbyte

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#4 posted 587 days ago

Very nice star! I love doing stars. Try one with Plexiglas or Lexan for a real dramatic effect. Paint the back white or whatever color you want and the lights will glow sideways through the material and really light it up. I use LED Xmas lights now and they work great, use very little current and last forever!

-- Dennis, WV

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Surfside

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#5 posted 586 days ago

Welcome to LJ! That is absolutely beautiful.

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 586 days ago

Shining like a bright light! Excellent.

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