A Star is Born

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Project by ChuckM posted 06-25-2017 03:31 PM 813 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on this:, I tried out a decorative wall star. The Kapex is capable of handling the 54-degree cuts, and so I didn’t need to make a cutting jig.

Joinery: In addition to brads and glue, I reinforced the joints with staples on the back.

Finishing: Glow-in-the-dark paint

Make a bigger one and it can be used as a display shelf.

Recommendation: If you plan to make more than one star, use stop blocks on the mitre saw.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 06-28-2017 03:44 AM

You must be a cowboy fan in Canada, but I won’t hold that against you ‘cause your star turned out beautiful.
The colors remind me of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#2 posted 06-28-2017 12:19 PM

Thanks for your kind words. Indeed, the star turned out as good as it could be, since it was my first attempt to cut something like that.

Oh, yes. We’re out in the West, not a total stranger to farm lives.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 07:54 PM

Go Cowboys

-- Sean

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