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Do you ever make polyhedra for other people?

 
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oxenholme



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Do you ever make polyhedra for other people? Reply with quote

Nicola at work had never previously encountered polyhedra. I doodled a line drawing of the small stellated dodecahedron and she was fascinated, quickly asking me to make a model for her.

I find it a tad tricky to get the small stellated dodecahedron perfect, so for the time being I made a great dodecahedron for her. I'll try a small stellated dodecahedron later.

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guy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once gave away a great stellated dodecahedron - once I pointed out the pentagonal star faces, my neighbour was fascinated by it.
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marcelteun



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I give quite many nowadays. It is difficult sometimes, but what if I have everything at home and a fire breaks out?...
On the other hand I do miss some of them as well. Here is one example: http://tunnissen.eu/polyh/Cubes30.html
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Peter Kane



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teun,

I love that compound of 30 cubes. I'd even be prepared to get married again if you'd give me one as a wedding present (please don't tell my wife though) Smile. Is this something that I could derive a net for using Stella ?

Tia,
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marcelteun



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy I don't think I will build this one again, except perhaps to keep a version for myself anyway... Wink
In this thread:
http://software3d.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?p=242#242
There is a link to a zip file containing all compounds.
This one should be included as 30A.A5xI.C2xI.mu7.off

For a compound of 30 cubes this one is surprisingly easy to build (to not in this size I did it)
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Peter Kane



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcelteun wrote:
Very Happy I don't think I will build this one again, except perhaps to keep a version for myself anyway... Wink
In this thread:
http://software3d.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?p=242#242
There is a link to a zip file containing all compounds.
This one should be included as 30A.A5xI.C2xI.mu7.off

For a compound of 30 cubes this one is surprisingly easy to build (to not in this size I did it)


Teun,

Thanks very much.

Pete K
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JonFS



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Do you ever make polyhedra for other people? Reply with quote

At first my reluctance to give people models I've made stemmed from the fact that I thought people wouldn't really enjoy them because they thought polyhedra were too "geeky". However, over time, I've learned that most people actually find them kinda interesting.
I have given some models as gifts, but I have to admit that I usually take so long finishing a models that I find it hard to give them up. But I've found that the more I do it the easier it becomes.


A friend commissioned me to make a lamp for him to give as a wedding present.


Then I made another to give as a gift.


First, I made a model out of cardboard. I cut metal rods that I taped to the edges. After I had soldered the rods together I removed the cardboard. To the wire skeleton I attached paper. I designed it so that one of the "spikes" could be removed to change the light bulb inside.
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Peter Kane



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon,

They are great-looking models. Obviously, you have some artistic flair.

For me, its not so much the time that it takes that makes me reluctant to give them away, its the prospect of having to start all over again to replace the gift. Or maybe Im just mean!

Pete K
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