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by JonFS
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Model Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 38884

Ideally, I would like to "fuse" the faces I cut out of CDs. Since they're basically plastic I can imagine I might melt them together if I could control the temperature. I'm sure there's some kinds of glue that bonds plastics really well. What I've tried in the past have eventually turned brittle and...
by JonFS
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Model Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 38884

Model Materials

I've never used a dremmel; how do you use it to cut CDs ? What is the accuracy like ? http://thumb11.webshots.net/t/76/176/3/84/23/2764384230102959631dOyAdX_th.jpg There are multiple kinds of "disks" you can easily buy. With a marker I draw a line on the CD to indicate the shape I want. You can be ...
by JonFS
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Do you ever make polyhedra for other people?
Replies: 7
Views: 28074

Do you ever make polyhedra for other people?

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, bu...
by JonFS
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Model Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 38884

Model Materials

http://thumb11.webshots.net/t/72/72/8/81/42/2880881420102959631ALFDoO_th.jpg I cut the cds with a dremel. http://thumb11.webshots.net/t/87/87/5/69/17/2875569170102959631LGhlaR_th.jpg Here's what the final model looks like. I painted the cds a blue-green. The silver pentagons are cut from aluminum c...
by JonFS
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Model Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 38884

Model Materials

I have tried many different kinds of materials I can lay my hands on easily to make my models (including paper, cardboard, paint stirring sticks, used cds, pop cans). So I'm curious to hear what other people have tried using.