Home
 History
 Getting Started
Our Store
 Wood
 Supplies
Tools & Supplies
 Hollowing Tools
 Sphere Chuck
 Tool Rest
 Drill Bits
 Plugs
 Beading Tools
 Templates
 Woods
 Balls
 Ball Jigs
 Layout
 Finishing
Tutorials
 1 Level
 2 Levels
 5 Levels
 Dodecahedron
 Star
 Star in Cube
Other Stuff
 Troubleshooting
 FAQs
 Bloopers
 Donations

In the Atlas of Bergeron's Manuel du Tourneur, there's a star in a cube that's rather unique. It's on page XX and it's figure 3. What's unique about this piece is that the star is larger than the dimensions of the cube. I assume that it was turned from a sphere, thus the points of the star stand proud of the flat surface of the cube, but tangental to the corners of the cube.

Tools & Supplies

You'll need a couple custom tools for this one. Details to come.

You'll also need 5 styrofoam plugs 2" in diameter and 3/8" thick with a 1" round lower stub and 1/8" hole in the center. See image at right.

Layout

You'll need a very round ball for this project. No wobbly ball will do. Start by determining 6 points on the ball. Then, at each point, make 3 circles with diameters of 1/8", 1/2" and 1-1/8". The smallest circle will be the point on the star, the middle circle will be the hole in the cube and the largest circle will be the flat of the outside of the cube.

Process

Here's the process for making this one: