|Forum topic by Scott||posted 1600 days ago||4081 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
1600 days ago
I know someone must have made wooden barn stars. I’ve never seen one, but want to put one on the front gable of my garage, and I don’t really want to pay what places are asking for a 5-6 foot metal star… besides, anything I made myself is cooler, of course.
Anyway, figuring out 72 degrees between points is easy, and I tried to draw it up in sketchup and measure the necessary angles to get all the points to connect at the right angle, but when I cut a couple of test pieces, they didn’t mate up like they were supposed to, so I must have something wrong.
As I’m sitting at work rather than in my shop, but still thinking about it, I thought I’d ask here if anyone’s done this and already figured out the angles I’m looking for, or if I’m just going to have to start making ballparked test cuts until I get it right. Anyone? Thanks!