From ball to the star inside dodecahedron

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Blog series by Yuri updated 03-30-2012 01:33 AM 2 parts 4921 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: First half

03-21-2012 01:13 AM by Yuri | 6 comments »

I start this project without making proper calculation and drawing. I just made a quick sketch based on my previous ball project calculations. Sure enough, I had to redo first three holes and star vertices because the base of the star was suppose to be a nice small dodecahedron and it didn’t turn up the way I wanted. The base of the star should look good because star will be moving free inside and all cuts and mistakes will be quite noticeable. So, here are the pictures of the first 6 s...

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Part 2: Making plugs

03-30-2012 01:33 AM by Yuri | 5 comments »

I’ve been trying different approach on making plugs to hold peaces together. In the end, I’m down to two products: rubbery silicon and epoxy clay. Both keep size after drying (most important property for me). First I made new “cups” Here is the small ball 1.5 inch diameter, possibly my next project. Both covered with oil Epoxy and two layers of fabric (doesn’t need to be strong for now) Carefully insert dull thin blade and slowly peaces will come apart ...

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