I got a request to build a lightweight icosahedron that was sturdy enough it could be thrown around for a family game. I decided to make a hollow one out of corrugated plastic, screwed to an internal frame. I think if i had to build another, i would just use foamboard and serious glue to completely leave out the screws.
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I got a custom request through etsy to make an icosahedron and stain the numbers on it for a young couple. That whole process was quite a bit of work, but I think it came out nicely. Haven’t heard back from them yet, but I really hope they like it.
When challenged to make a twenty sided widget (icosahedron) from solid wood, I looked about on these here intertubes for some assistance to no avail. Lot’s of guides on making the polygon out of paper and even a few about shaving and gluing a bunch of equilateral triangles together for a hollow creation. I had to figure it out on my own, so I thought I’d share.
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Start with a Cube:
While looking at a borrowed D20, I noticed that there appeared to be triangle pairs that were the same on six opposing sides of the die. So i figured out how to make one starting with a cube. The blue lines above show the orientation of the shared edges for these triangle pairs. Continue reading
After I started making all my different sized and shaped widgets, someone challenged me to try making a D20 (twenty sided die). I present my first, full-sized (3.5″), solid wood, D20. I’ve made the same shape from paper before but had to cut out a little rough wooden prototype a few weeks back to figure this one out. Turns out, 42 really is the answer! Not sure how I’ll number or finish it?