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Jan 14, 2014

Sliceform Icosidodecahedron Tutorial

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This icosidodecahedron is formed from 6 circular pieces. It does not fold flat.

How to assemble the sliceform icosidodecahedron

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Download file set: PDF, Silhouette Studio, DXF, SVG

Cut pieces, A to F.

You will need some way to identify each piece and the slots on each piece. You can pencil the markings, or use low tack tape or does anyone have a better plan?

Lay the pieces out and turn them until the slots match the following descriptions.


Slice A: inside slots at 1,2,6,7.

Slice B: inside slots at 1,6.

Slice C: all outside slots.

Slice D: outside slots at 3,5,8,10.

Slice E: outside slots at 5, 10.

Slice F: all inside slots.

Mark the letter on each. Mark the slot numbers.

Begin assembly with pieces A and B.

Slot together A1 and B2; A6 and B7.


Add piece C.

Slot together B1 and C2.


C6 to A7.


C1 to A2; B6 to C7.


Now add piece D.

D2 to A3.


D1 to C10.


D6 to C5; D7 to A8: D9 to B4; D4 to B9.


Add piece E.

Begin with E1 slotted to A10.


Then work your way around E. E2 to B3; E3 to D10; E4 to C9; skip E5. Slot E6 to A5; E7 to B8; E8 to D5; E9 to C4; E10 to F5.


Add piece F.

F1 to A4; F2 to D3; F3 to B10; F4 to C3; F5 to E10; F6 toA9; F7 to D8; F8 to B5; F9 to C8; F10 to E5.


Now that you've made a plain sample, try a heart shaped one. Warning, this almost made my head explode. Proceed at your own risk!


Download heart icosidodecahedron files: Studio, DXF, SVG, PDF

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Gail said...

Looks fabulous - can't wait to try this!

claude minipatouillis said...

thank you for this challenge

Holly Young said...

Love the heart one! So cute!

Bev said...

Masking tape is better than duct tape! I use it all the time for temporarily holding things together. If you need it a little less sticky, stick it to your jeans or shirt first, then pull off. It holds without leaving a residue, or being so sticky it won't come off easily.