Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wooden Esses

Well, it's been quite a while since my last post, but hopefully this model will make up for it somewhat. This is a wooden model of my design "esses", which I posted about a couple months ago. I came up with the design while fooling around on Great Stella one day, but later realized that it is the inner structure of George Hart's "Compass Points" model. It was also discovered by Robert Webb, the creator of Great Stella. I should also mention what a help George Hart was in helping figuring out how to build this model, and if you like this model you'll love his geometric sculpture.

It's made with 1/4" red oak plywood faces, stained darker on the inside and coated in three coats of polyurethane. The corners were made from pine 1x4 boards cut into triangles, which were then glued into five-sided pyramids. The faces are attached to these pyramids with brass wood screws, which look very nice with the red oak. But enough boring design stuff, the rest of this post will be a gallery of photos of the model. Enjoy!