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Octahedron

Michael Foster

2016    Size   H: 8 in  W: 5 in  D: 5 in  

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My latest Platonic solid. An octahedron has 8 identical faces (equilateral triangles) and can be thought of as 2 pyramids joined at their base. It is interesting that this form takes on quite a different character depending on how it is viewed, yet it is highly symmetrical. Lot of math involved in designing and turning this one. Completely formed on the lathe with an interior spherical box. Spalted Black Ash Burl, Waterlox, Soapstone

Side view showing the square symmetry

Side view showing more of a diamond shape

Box open


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