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Project by Ivan posted 04-26-2017 07:38 AM 1831 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Icosahedron or soccer ball shape made as school project for my daughter.
From woodworking point of view it’s total failure, but wooden filler and sanding paper made it sufficient for school project. My daughter helped with glueing and she has done all paintings.
It’s made of 10mm playwood, sticked with instand bond glue.
Pentagon and hexagon cuts were made on bandsaw with small improvised jig and vertical angles on tilted table of my discsander.
It has some 95mm in diameter. Angles between elements are 20,9 and 18,7 degree, as I found on internet.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 04-26-2017 10:32 AM

počel si pimplat,kompa
šteta kaj nisi došao da kuglu potokarimo
dobro izgleda,puno šmirglanja,ha?
pozz i vidimo se

-- bambi

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 10:44 AM

Very interesting project Ivan, getting everything lined up must have been difficult. The best part is you got to spend time with your daughter. Her glue up and paint job look fabulous! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 11:09 AM

Wow Ivan. That’s a lotta cuttin n gluin.. You and your daughter did a fine job

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 04-26-2017 11:18 AM

What a fun father daughter project, Ivan. Priceless!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 04-26-2017 12:11 PM

I can see it didn’t turn out quite perfect, but it was a very challenging project. I would not have even attempted it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 12:34 PM

Hey Ivan, you did it. I often wanted to try that. Nice going!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-26-2017 12:40 PM

Very neat Ivan. You both did a great job.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 04-26-2017 01:06 PM

That’s a hard school project that you made look really cool. Great father, daughter work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 04-26-2017 01:18 PM

very well done Ivan, I can imagine how difficult this could to make

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#10 posted 04-26-2017 01:38 PM

very neat Ivan …...father and daughter team up ….nothing they cant do …......BOTH GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 04-26-2017 01:58 PM

What a great challenge. Did your daughter get a good grade?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 04-26-2017 02:38 PM

Great project for you to share with your daughter. I’m sure she’ll treasure that time and memory!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#13 posted 04-26-2017 02:51 PM

In spite of the fact that you say it was a woodworking failure, I’ll bet that your daughter was very pleased with it not mention that, I’ll bet that you learned a great deal by the actual undertaking and completion of the project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 04-26-2017 03:04 PM

Very nice Ivan! I bet it was tough but I am sure your daughter loved it. Especially when she got to help!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 04-26-2017 03:42 PM

Exercise in precision and frustration .
Well done Ivan and a happy girl and outcome .


-- Kiefer

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