3D Texas Star (Pecan)

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Project by shredkeenan posted 03-24-2015 12:56 PM 2358 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This star was made as a wedding present for a friend of mine.

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a long time, but didn’t know where to start so I must give a big thanks to Aggie69 and his angle calculating spreadsheet. Once I knew what the pieces needed to look like, I didn’t have much problem designing the jigs.

As far as my cutting methods, I think they are a little different than others I have seen described which seem to have a lot of wood wastage. I used my table saw and created two fixed jigs that will work for any sized star. I will try and do a blog entry at some point.

Size: 24” diameter x 3” deep
Wood: Pecan a.k.a Hickory
Finish: General Finishes Arm-r-seal (semi-gloss)

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 12:58 PM

This is very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 01:13 PM

Very nice star. I have made a few myself and yours is a beauty.

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 02:05 PM

Love it. that is a great test for angles. I have to admit I would CAD the thing to get the angles. But i get paid to do that and have it at my disposal. I dont do well with spread sheets and calculators.

Love the pecan. I cant wait to go back home and get some this summer. Hopefully for a shaker bed.

And I would be scared to hold it in one hand. I would be the guy who dropped it.

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 04:02 PM

Very nicely done! We’ll appreciate your blog!


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#5 posted 03-24-2015 09:06 PM


Looking forward to reading your blog on this, and I think of lot of us would get use from it….......



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#6 posted 04-01-2015 11:03 PM

Impressive. A lot of complex angles and everything seems to line up perfectly!

-- Adam in Wisconsin

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 06:04 PM

Love the extra detail on your star. It’s a nice touch. Would love for you to blog about your jig to use on any size star!

Sharon in Texas

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