Woven Box 2

A nice “woven” box to use as an ornament or decorative object.

Instructions

Print out 6 copies of Page 1 – Draw the Stencils

Lay out 4 of the stencils in a row (L-R) making sure they all look the same (leave 2 stencils aside for top and bottom of box)

Take stencil 2 & 4 and rotate them a 1/4 turn to the left – now you have 1 & 3 and 2 & 4 facing the same direction

Attach stencil 1 & 2 at (ed, fc, gd & he — see construction diagram on Pg 2) at 90°

Attach stencil 2 & 3 at (ip, jo, km & ln — see construction diagram on Pg 2) at 90°

Attach Stencil 3 & 4 at (ed, fc, gd & he — see construction diagram on Pg 2) at 90° – you should have an open box at this point

Attach Stencil 4 & 1 at (ip, jo, km & ln — see construction diagram on Pg 2) to finish the sides of the box

Attach Bottom of box at points (a thru p) on all sides of top – dry fit the bottom to make sure that the weave is correct first

Make Optional Inside Box – If you are not going to make and insert the Optional Box then skip to Step 22

Print Out “Optional Box Stencil” – Page 3

Cut out stencil and trace onto heavy construction paper that compliments the color of plastic you used to make your outer box

Trace stencil on paper and cut out 6

Lay out 4 stencils in a row (L-R) turning the 2nd and fourth so that Tab A is facing Left and Tab B is Facing Right

Use Glue or Double-sided Tape to attach Tab A on Stencil 2 to the back of Stencil 1- Make sure the “Fold Line” on Stencil 2 lines up with the edge of Stencil 1 – See Fig. 1 on Page 4

Use Glue or Double-sided Tape to attach Tab B on Stencil 2 to the back of Stencil 3- Make sure the “Fold Line” on Stencil 2 lines up with the edge of Stencil 3 – See Fig. 1 on Page 4

Use Glue or Double-sided Tape to attach Tab A on Stencil 4 to the back of Stencil 3- Make sure the “Fold Line” on Stencil 2 lines up with the edge of Stencil 1 – See Fig. 1 on Page 4

Use Glue or Double-sided Tape to attach Tab B on Stencil 5 to the back of Stencil 2- Make sure the “Fold Line” on Stencil 5 lines up with the edge of Stencil 2 – See Fig. 2 on Page 4

Use Glue or Double-sided Tape to attach Tab A on Stencil 6 to the back of Stencil 2- Make sure the “Fold Line” on Stencil 6 lines up with the edge of Stencil 2 – See Fig. 2 on Page 4

Close box up using glue or double-sided tape securing Tab B on Stencil 4 to the back of Stencil 1 – See Fig. 3

Fold top and bottom down and insert the visible tab into the box – See Fig. 3

Place box into the open woven box and move onto step 22

Attach Top of box at points (a thru p) on all sides of bottom – dry fit the top to make sure that the weave is correct first

Dodecahedron

Design 3D Shapes!

Instructions

Choose a size and make 1 Initial Face, 1 Second Face, 4 First Level Faces, 4 Second Level Faces and 1 Closing Edge in the same size.

Check the diagram, read every step before joining any pieces, and be sure to understand how it works. You can use pieces from other steps to help yourself check the geometry and join with the right angles. In this polyhedron it is very important, not only diedric angle (117º), but also to check that every face is a regular pentagon, and that all edges of each face are in the same plane.

Attach Second Face to Initial Face, 117º angle, with a small bead. You can use a First Level Face (step 4) to check the angle, or attach them at the same time.

Attach one First Level Face to the structure, as the diagram shows, with a small bead. Attach 2 First Level Faces more.

Complete half dodecahedron by attaching one Second Level Face, as the diagram shows, with a small bead.

Start the second half by attaching the last First Level Face, as the diagram shows, with a small bead. You can use a Second Level Face (step 7) to check the angle, or attach them at the same time.

Attach 3 Second Level Faces, as the diagram shows, with a small bead.

Finish the structure by attaching the Closing Edge, as the diagram shows, with a small bead.

 

Cube

Design 3D Shapes: The Cube!

Instructions

Choose a size and make 1 Squeare Base, 2 Side Faces, 1 Single Edge in the same size.

Read every step before joining any pieces, and be sure to understand how it works. You can use pieces from other steps to help yourself check the geometry and join with the right angles.

Attach each Side Face perpendicular (90º) to Full Triangle at A, B with a small bead.

Attach every Single edge to both Side Faces at C with a small bead.

Done!

Icosahedron

Design 3D Shapes: The icosahedron!

Instructions

Check the diagram, read every step before joining any pieces, and be sure to understand how it works. Take your time if needed, this a bit harder to visualize than the cube… With this method, first you’ll build a “core” of the icosahedron, and then add the remaining faces. As in dodecahedron, it is pretty important to check that all edges of each pentagon are in the same plane.You can use pieces from other steps to help yourself check the geometry and join with the right angles.

Choose a size and make 1 Structure Pentagon-1, 1 Structure Pentagon-2, 1 Structure Pentagon-3 and 2 Structure Bottoms.

Attach Structure Pentagon-1 to one Structure Bottom, 101º angle, as the diagram shows, with a small bead. You can use Structure Pentagon-2 (step 4) to check the angle, or attach them at the same time.

Attach Structure Pentagon-2 symmetric to the last one, as the diagram shows, with a small bead.

Attach Structure Pentagon-3 as the diagram shows, with a small bead. Check that the three side faces are three regular, planar pentagons.

Finish the structure by attaching on top the second Structure Bottom triangle, as the diagram shows, with a small bead.

Make 6 Final Faces and 3 Final Edges in the same size as the other pieces.

Build the pyramids on each pentagon of the structure (3) by attaching 2 Final faces and 1 Final Edge on each one, as the diagram shows. The angle between faces and pentagon is 32º, you can attach two pieces at the same time to check that it is right.

Octahedron

Design 3D Shapes: The octahedron!

Instructions

Choose a size and make 1 Square Base, 2 Side Faces and 2 Closing Edges in the same size.

Check the diagrams, read all the steps before joining any pieces, and be sure to understand how it works. You can use pieces from other steps to help yourself check the geometry and join with the right angle.

Attach two pieces of Side Faces to the Square Base at A, B, 55º angle between faces, with a small bead; you can check the angle by joining them at the same time.

Turn the structure upside down and repeat step 3 on the other side of the Square Base.

Done!

Tetrahedron

Design 3D Shapes: The tetrahedron!

Instructions

Choose a size and make 1 Full Triangle, 1 Two edges, 1 Single edge in the same size.

Read all the steps before joining any pieces, and be sure to understand how it works. You can use pieces from other steps to help yourself check the geometry and join with the right angle.

Attach Two edges to Full Triangle at A, C, 71º angle between faces, with a small bead. You can use Single edge (step 4) to check the angle.

Attach Single edge to Full Triangle at B and Two edges at D with a small bead.

Done!

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque in Turkey, Istanbul. Simplified for 3Doodler.

Instructions

Make the separate parts as you create the stencils. Follow the letters for order.

Start to create parts. Follow the letters to see which joints to connect. Look at Layout guides to see the layout of parts and placements.

Use the arcs in stencil to create domes. Respective arcs are by the parts it belongs to. Create as many arcs as you want to match the density of the dome you want.