Step 3: Cutting Out Hexagon, Pentagon and Base Pieces
If you can only find single walled scrap pieces, those will also work as well but flat straight sheets are best to start from.
Place the template down with the nails pointing downward into the cardboard scrap, now trace a line at the edge of one corner and move down to the farthest edge of the scrap piece and trace a similar corner.
Now connect the edges with a long board or ruler and draw a solid line between the two points. This will be your cutting line. Cut along that line to make strips to start cutting from.
Now things will speed up, you will need to make:
30 Individual Triangles from the PENTAGON TEMPLATE
84 Individual Triangles from the HEXAGON TEMPLATE
BE SURE TO MARK EACH TRIANGLE WITH LETTERS SO YOU WON'T MIX THEM UP AFTER YOU CUT THEM
PENTAGON TRIANGLES ARE MARKED "A, "A" and "B"
HEXAGON TRIANGLES ARE MARKED "C", "C" and "B"
THE "B" SIDE WILL ALWAYS BE THE SIDE THAT MEASURE 14.52 INCHES ON BOTH THE HEXAGON AND PENTAGON TRIANGLES
I know that this sounds like a lot of cutting but just keep telling yourself, "I'm Almost Done" "I'm Almost Done" over and over again, and after about 1 six pack, 2 Asprin and a lot of watching the Discovery Channel all day long while cutting cardboard...........You will finally be done!