Hey everyone, here i am again, and this time ii would like to share with you, another instructable on how to make this star pattern inspired lamp. if you've seen my other instructable on how to make the moresque lamp : http://www.instructables.com/id/Moresque-lampe/ so you know what i am talking about :)
again i just tried to make something original. So for this project you'll need alot of patience, and a lot of accurency, otherwise, it will turn messy !
For those who are lucky enough to have a laser cutter or a CNC , there is an advantage, for me, i cannot afford one, so i will use the traditional way !
The lamp can be made with any material, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, plywood .. you choose your material and color, the principle is the same.
For me i will use plywood with a 2 mm thickness for this project.
i'll do my best explaining the different steps, if something is unclear bear with me, and feel free to ask :-)
Step 1: The design
this website was too informativ too :
i used illustrator to draw the patterns, and the export them to 3Ds max there i modeledl the sphere and texture it .. to see how it is going to turn out, when it is done, i tried to copy the model on paper, and some adjustments, here and there it worked out
Step 2: What do you need ?
- you will need some sheets of paper
Made by plywood
- some plywood sheets ( no thick than 3 mm )
- it depands on how do you want to connect the pieces , i used a staple and some glue, to make it clean, but you can use Brads as well
- material to saw your patterns
AND of cours the patterns ! ( you will finde them in *.AI and *.PDF format )
Step 3: Cutting the patterns !
i used a a thin saw as the one showed in the picture
If you are using carton or paper well, print them and use your scissors :)
The patterns in DXF files are attached.
Step 4: The 6 pointed star
Just follow the pictures, you will see how they are connected