# Dodecahedron--Now What?

 Project by grace123 posted 08-08-2013 05:02 PM 1893 views 7 times favorited 28 comments

About seven years ago my daughter, my mother and I took the plunge and enrolled in a woodworking class at our local community college. We were afraid we would be the only gals in the room, but surprisingly there were about 20 women and 10 men. We enjoyed our first semester and made Adirondack chairs. Then we enrolled again and made a couple of entertainment centers and a blanket chest.

You can see my daughter and my mother.

This is our instructor. We took five semesters of classes from him.

My daughter had a baby, and then two and then three. So we don’t take woodworking classes any more and work in The Girls Shop.

This is a picture of the The Girls Shop, as oppose to”the shop”. In “the shop” the men folk repair tractors, cars, trucks, motorcycles, et. The Girls Shop is where we go to play with wood

Anyway, to get back to the dodecahedron. I had a terrible time gettng a miter joint to come out like it was supposed to. My corners were never true right angles.

So I bought a square and a protractor and determined to learn how to make angles come out like I wanted them to. I am getting better.

Here is a picture of my five sides glued and ready for slicing.

And here is a picture of my dodecahedron taped after gluing.

And a final shot after the glue dried and the tape was removed.

I am not sure what I will do with it now, but it was a lot of fun.

On a final note, I have felt a failure in regard to mathematics and even arithmetic. When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher posted charts on the walls of our classroom. Everyone who received a 100% on a math quiz received a star. More and more stars were posted, but I never got a star. I got pretty close, like missing the answer to just one question, but still no star. It has been more than 40 years since that fifth grade class, and still remember it. So I felt glad that I was able to calculate the angles and make this funny little wooden thing. And, in true Lumberjocks fashion, thanks for looking.