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Forum topic by Terry Burks posted 01-19-2010 06:53 AM 21938 views 2 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Terry Burks

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01-19-2010 06:53 AM

I’m interested in building some three dimensional 5 point wooden stars. Has anyone seen patterns or layout instructions for these?

-- Terry - Willis, Texas


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UnionLabel

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 04:48 PM

http://www.northpolechristmas.com/starshape.html These are free patterns you can print out. But if you are looking to buy a pattern try this one http://www.sherwoodonline.com/items.asp?cid=8&sid=32

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 11:54 PM

Looking for a pattern to make 3 D wooden barn star. Looks fairly complicated, but with right directions I’m sure I can do it. Any directions to a good web site would be greatly appreciated. Here in California, folks just don’t seem to be into a nice star on their homes like back East. I’d like to change that.

-- Bfair

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Dallas

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 12:06 AM

Try this Blog here on LJ’s.

I’ve made about a half dozen of them and given them to friends around here.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 02:11 AM

Strange you should ask. I’d been wanting to make some 3D wooden stars also, but could only find a few posts on the subject. Each of those posts dealt with one particular size, not stars in general. Dusting off my old high school trig and geometry I created an Excel program that calculates the cut dimensions, cut angles, and bevel angles for ANY 3D star from 3 to 8 points using only 3 user supplied variables. I wanted to make the file available on this website, but they don’t have a way of doing that. If you’re interested, email me and I’ll email you a copy back.

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bfairok

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 05:31 AM

Aggie69 I would be interested in receiving your Excel Program but can’t send you a personel message since I’ve only had (2) posts on this site. If you read this then maybe you could send it to my email for me to view. (wb92173@yahoo.com). Thanks for your help. Looking forward to getting started.
Bfairok

-- Bfair

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fishnfool

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#6 posted 12-15-2012 01:51 PM

Aggie69 I would also like to get a copy of your Excel Program for stars. I am unable to PM you due to not having enough post. If you could please send it to djsmith_2008@hotmail.com it would be greatly appreciated.

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fishnfool

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#7 posted 12-15-2012 01:56 PM

I just found written instructions for a 5 point star @ woodworkstuff.net/Star5.html

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Aggie69

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 03:38 PM

I finally came up with a way to post the file on this site. See my blog post at http://lumberjocks.com/Aggie69/blog/33374

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 11:58 AM

I know this thread is really old but I wanted to post this link to my plan for future searchers.

3D Wooden Star Plans by Rogue Engineer

-- Jamison --- Free and easy plans at --- http://rogueengineer.com/

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#10 posted 12-30-2014 04:09 PM

The Winfield collection has patterns for making wood 3 D stars. W1050hd
www.thewinfieldcollection.com

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Jim Finn

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#11 posted 12-30-2014 09:39 PM

is this what you mean? I have made over fifty of these measuring 28” across.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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fishnfool

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#12 posted 12-31-2014 03:11 PM

JF yes if the center is raised about 3”- 4” that is what I am wanting to make.

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#13 posted 12-31-2014 09:44 PM

The amount you raise the center is easily to change by changing the angle between the two pieces that make up each point. I use 16 degrees to get 1 1/4” rise.
I have notes I use to remember how to do these. I make about 8-10 at a time a coupla’ times a year. If you would like my notes on making these or have any questions, email me Jimtfinn@aol.com I will be glad to help if I can.

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