I have made another segmented sphere. In building this sphere, I utilized a random pattern of sectors similar to that used in many chaotic cutting boards. I cut the scrap pieces of pine wood into short lengths and stack them together to make a length of end grain material. Then I cut this at a 30 ° angle to start to make a pattern of angled sections. I did this 3 times. Then I cut the chaotic pattern into equilateral triangles and glued them into an icosahedron. I rough cut this icosahedron on the 4th axis of the CNC into a sphere. Lastly, I ended up the sphere on the lathe. I had implied for this to simply be a model to play with and study how the patterns work, but it ended up being a good project in itself so I made it into a video.
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