We needed some Christmas Decorations and searched for some instructables.
Time: Hard approx. 2 days
Costs: Medium when you have a miter saw. We borrowed one from the tool store
- Wooden boards
- Miter Saw
- Sanding paper
Step 1: How to Do It:
For each star you need 10 pieces. I didn't care about the exact size of the finished star, so I just cut pieces of about 15 cm lenght. For the dinner table stars, the pieces are 9 cm long.
Then you have to adjust your miter saw to 18 degrees
Use a wooden board as a guide, because the cuts have to be absolutely correct, otherwise even minimal differences add up and the star doesn't fit any more.
Adjust your miter saw to 54 degrees.
Also adjust the guide and cut the angles
Layout the pieces to verify
For the thin boards you might need a second guide for extra support.
Sand the edges and glue everything togehter.
Finish with some very fine sanding paper.