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 Post subject: Designs for platonic solids
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:47 am 
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Hi Folks,

Does anyone have or know where I can get cutting designs for the platonic solids?

I've got a heap of topaz and I want to cut something a little different.

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Seems like I found some floating around the net at one time, but I can't remember where. You might check the USFG Yahoo list (Files section). I developed a design for an icosahedron. If you'd like, I can check to see if I can find it now....

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If I understand what you're looking for, you can find some here:

http://www.rockhounds.com/oplc/cd_online/gemstone_designs/jeff_ford_polyhedra/index.html

It's part of the online version of a CD dedicated to faceting from the Old Pueblo Lapidary Club's convention a number of years back. Since things like this occasionally disappear from the net, I downloaded the CD image and have it sitting here on my computer -- it's got *a lot* of other designs and articles on it that are well worth your time. Here are the details:

http://www.rockhounds.com/oplc/

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If I understand what you're looking for, you can find some here:

http://www.rockhounds.com/oplc/cd_online/gemstone_designs/jeff_ford_polyhedra/index.html

It's part of the online version of a CD dedicated to faceting from the Old Pueblo Lapidary Club's convention a number of years back. Since things like this occasionally disappear from the net, I downloaded the CD image and have it sitting here on my computer -- it's got *a lot* of other designs and articles on it that are well worth your time. Here are the details:

http://www.rockhounds.com/oplc/

peter


That's it!! Thanks Peter. I couldn't remember where I found that...

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Thanks folks!

I checked out that link and it looks like the ones I am chasing are there... these are the ones I wanted...

Tetrahedron
Hexahedron
Cube
Octahedron
Dodecahedron
Icosahedron

Cheers!

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