Saint Simons Island, GA
I am a retired businessman, and I am a Mathematical Artist. I specialize in Polyhedra. My work is done to extreme tolerances, typically +/- .005 inches. I was inspired by Magnus Wenninger and his book Spherical Models, Malcomb Tibbets and his book Segmented Woodturning and Robert Webb and his program Stella 4D.
Wooden Soccer Ball (Truncated Icsohedron)
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Mahgony, Maple and Padulk
A wooden Soccer Ball or a Truncated Iscohedron consisting of 12 Pentagons and 20 Hexagons. This starts as a faceted object and is put in a Lathe and spun down to a Sphere. It is an exercise in exactness. The Pentagons are mitered at 18.6887 degrees. The Hexagons have alternating miters of 18.6887 and 20.9052. This work was inspired by Malcolm Tibbett's book Segmented Woodturning and Robert Webb's program Stella 4D.