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SteveG



Joined: 24 Jul 2011
Posts: 9
Location: Arkansas

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Wood Polyhedrons Reply with quote

I came up with a good way to make polyhedrons out of wood and wanted to show them here. I have a few spheres made from hardwood, and the flat-faced models are 1/4" plywood that has been taped together and then stretch-wrapped. Sure is a lot of fun! I really like the Great Stella program.

Steve




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guy



Joined: 11 Feb 2008
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Location: England

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried gluing the plywood polygons together? Might need reinforcing strips behind each joint, pre-glued to one polygon like tabs on a paper model. Those would also need to be carefully profiled with the right angle.
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SteveG



Joined: 24 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not tried gluing the 1/4 inch pine plywood, but I have glued a test joint from 1/2 inch birch plywood, and it was plenty strong using original Titebond glue on the beveled edges. I think that the thinner plywood could be glued without reinforcing tabs and be reasonably strong. If tabs were needed then I would rather use thicker wood to avoid having to make a tab for each edge. I'll give it a try and see how it works out.
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hamp856



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I make these from wood. I can send you pictures if you like. I have found using 22 ga. staples on the interior works great.

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