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Wooden Truncated Dodecahedron by RNDmodels Wooden Truncated Dodecahedron by RNDmodels
An all wood truncated Dodecahedron. This is what happens when you clip off the vertices of a regular dodecahedron, you get 12 decagons, 20 equilateral triangles, 60 vertices and (hard to believe) 90 individual pieces of wood. Each piece is mitered on both ends with such a slight taper, they all lean into the imaginary center point of the entire piece.

This would be a nice hanging lamp or table top sculpture in a 1950s Atomic Age decor.

9" tall, I stain them light (shown) dark (walnut) or red (cherry) wood stain, then seal with clear polyurethane.

*cheers*
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav.  I hope people understand the compound angle complexity of your work.  Looks wonderful!
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, yes it can be hard to appreciate just in photos how so many pieces of wood can intersect together and still work all the way around.
:D
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leona007 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work!!!
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the fave!
:D
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amysrandomnesses Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Looks amazing, sounds sooo complicated! Incredible sculptures! You must have liked geometry class :)
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Amy, this was one of my favorite pieces to make! I did like that class actually, if its a tangible object I can see and touch I can comprehend it better than abstract things!
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cariland Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Cool...! Ohoooooooooooooooo,,,,.@!@!@!
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student
nice
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad you like it
:)
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student
:)
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ETHolli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
These are beautiful and clean! Great work! I'd love to use some hi-res images of them as wall art. Do you have any hi-res images for sale?
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much, glad you like my pieces!
Unfortunately not yet, these are all just scans of developed film. I have a photographer friend who is planning a photo shoot with pro lighting etc for some hi-res shots, maybe some posters for schools etc. :)
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leonaoona Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
haha ok I love this one to! The negative spaces it creates are so beautiful
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im glad you caught that. I lived in Tokyo for a year, and saw on the long rolls with the calligraphy (long vertical banners etc) we see the negative space inbetween the brush stokes as the actual artwork :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional
I love it
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much bear, so glad you like it! :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional
sweet
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vikingsoprano Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Uh-oh, I just had a most devious thought: What if I made one of my thread balls, and you created a 'cage' around it? I'd have to make one bigger than usual for me, but I think it could be pretty neat. Whaddaya think?
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
probably better to keep it the regular size and 'float' it in the center on slender dowels or brass rods etc, then to have it so close to the same size. Im making one right now actually, that is a small dodecahedron 'floating' in an octahedron, using the 'Victorian Webbing' from the Steampunk piece as the means to 'float' the smaller one in the center with the larger one
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vikingsoprano Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
That sounds incredible! I can hardly wait to see it.
I think I see what you mean - it'd be too hard to put the wood finish on without damaging the thread.
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job Ron! I'd love to see the dark walnut one! :eager:
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Vicky, I hope to get an order for one thats dark pretty soon too. Every one of these that havent sold so far, is just on my own time to get one photographed & posted. I just started this geometry stuff in 2010 so Im still working out the bugs, and I have to make at least one all the way thru for the picture. Hopefully its soon!
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this one! 120 pieces of wood ? WOW
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
oops I checked again, 90 pieces of wood! Im an idiot, I even looked right at it! *baah*
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: - You do so many that you are getting to forget how many pieces you need to do it. Ha ha
Welcome to the world of overworked brain cells.
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha you dont know how right you are about that! I made a 'cookbook' from a flip photo album from the dollar store. Every polyhedron photo goes on one page, with a 3x5 index card on its facing page with all my notes etc about each piece. Some are cut n dry basic, some have index cards that look like a Jackson Pollock painting. All the numbers are in there somewhere! :)
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: Now that has to be some crazy looking index cards. Haaaaaaaaaaaaa
Jackson Pollock did some pretty crazy looking art, but I liked it.
His abstracts blow me away. I like the one that looks like a bunch of stings all
scattered real think on a mat. I don't know what it is about that one, but every time
I look at it, I see something different. You tickle me Ron.
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
ahhh maybe you have seen this page then [link] right click the mouse to change the color, hit refresh to clear the page :)
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow that is awesome. No I have never seen that one. I will play around with it ... LOL Thanks~
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy moly! 240 pieces? I can't wait to see that one.
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gee that's a lovely one :omg:
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
well thank you so much Janet :)
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