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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.

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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.


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.


Here's the process for making this one: