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by Brendan
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: What's the most complex model you've ever made?
Replies: 29
Views: 100324

The most complex one I've made so far is just the great icosahedron. :lol: I made my initial models, the Platonic, Archimedican and Kepler-Poinsot solids before I got Stella4D. Those got lost and damaged. :( Now I live in a nice place with a big bookcase, so I could make more once I get a printer. S...
by Brendan
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Good level of precision for mitre angles?
Replies: 6
Views: 26144

That models looks like it'd look good in sunlight. :o When I have some wood and tools, I'll post about that here.
by Brendan
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: What was your introduction to polyhedra?
Replies: 21
Views: 57819

I already knew about the Platonic solids from general references, then I found a hardcover copy of Alan Holden's Shapes, Space and Symmetry in the library. I borrowed that one several times and at university. I still find new things in it each time I look at it. :shock: Then I found the Wooden Book ...
by Brendan
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Good level of precision for mitre angles?
Replies: 6
Views: 26144

I haven't selected a source of wood yet and was just wondering about what precision level was good. What kinds of woods are good? Have you tried plastic?
by Brendan
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Good level of precision for mitre angles?
Replies: 6
Views: 26144

Good level of precision for mitre angles?

I am interested in building polyhedra out of a material like wood or plastic. I am wondering about the required precision of mitre angles. I noticed that Squeaky made a wooden one. What precision was used for cutting the wooden pieces? I have a tool that looks like a combination square, but has a ci...