Making a Dodecahedron, Part 2

[  Most recent update: 28 Sept 2012.  ]

Making a Dodecahedron, Part 2
Cuts 5, 6, 7, and 8

The photo above shows the result of making cuts 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the way to making a dodecahedron from a wooden cube, as detailed in Part 1.

The layout lines for cuts 5, 6, 7, and 8 will look something like the photo shown below.

I drew the lines shown here on a photo using the mouse on my computer because the actual lines did not show up well.
As you can see, the cut line across the top of the block follows the tangent lines you drew on the ‘ master ‘ face of the cube, then down across the cut surface to the diameter line of the circle on the adjacent face, then across the circle to the far cut surface.
An identical set of layout lines are on the opposite side of the block.
After making cuts 5, 6, 7, and 8 your block will look something like this.

In Part 3, we will layout and do the final four cuts.

– End of Making a Dodecahedron, Part 2  –

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Retired 29 May 1987. Now do hobbies: blogging, ham radio, gardening, etc.
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