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Forum topic by ESavs posted 12-13-2016 09:07 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2016 09:07 PM

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Hi All, I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. I would like to make some wood wall art using diamond shaped pieces, all pieces would be same size. See the attached image. I would like to create something like the picture, but have seen other creative “layouts” of the diamond shape, like laying tile, there are other ways to design using the same pieces. My question is, what is the secret for sizing these diamonds. I think the small angles on the diamond would be 30 degrees – would need 3 pieces to make a right angle. Is there a ratio length:width that needs to be followed so all the pieces fit together? I would like the pieces to be 2” wide or so Thanks for your help!

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 09:14 PM

Look at the center. Eight pieces come together. The angle is 45 degrees (360 / 8), not 30.

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 10:08 PM

You are correct, I may have been looking at a different image when I came up with that 60 degree calc. As far as the length of the diamonds, it is a parrallelogram, so as long as all sides are the same length, the diamonds should fit together at any ‘ring’ of the design, correct? It should not matter if the sides are 2” or 10”?

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 11:53 PM

Maybe set up a template of the design using cardboard or sheets of paper, this will give you an idea of how to cut and fit the pieces together.

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 12:10 AM

Thanks for your input! I did figure it out though. Picture isnt great, it looks better in person!

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#5 posted 01-12-2017 12:50 AM

Looks like success from here. I was going to say the key was accuracy in making the individual cut project pieces but it looks like you have that part figured out. Great job!

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