Twelve ornate pieces cut from one
eighth inch thick steel are assembled
make this 7-inch diameter sculpture.
I cut the parts from a sheet of steel
using a computer-controlled
The image above shows the process.
Each piece has the
shape outlined below.
In theory you can make a paper version
by cutting out and taping
together twelve copies of the above template.
But I haven't tried it,
so let me know if you succeed.
After cleaning up, the parts "simply"
snap into each other, with no
But it was quite a puzzle and took me about a
day to get them together.
Until the final piece is snapped into place,
everything wants to fall apart.
My assembly guide was a
computer-generated visualization, like the above.
The above image shows the
sculpture before its
powder coating, which prevents rust.
This close-up shows the details of how the parts connect.
Copyright 2006, George W. Hart