Platonic solids, especially the dodecahedron, are always a great thing to look at, but as soon as they can also be used in everyday live, they become even more beautiful. That´s why I created a special geometric version of my favourite platonic solic which you can use for both, a fancy pencil holder as well as a decorative piece of art.
Simply print 30 of the easy and fast printable trapecoidal pieces, grab your superglue and start sticking them together in the correct position (if you need help, have a look at the picture I uploaded while it was not even half finished) and enjoy the result. Sticking the pieces together will usually not take longer than one hour.
I added three versions of the pieces which have to be printed, if you have requests for other templates including geometric shapes, names of a friend or whatever you like, please let me know. I´m ready to design your wishes especially for you!
You don't have a 3D printer? No Problem - visit my Etsy Store and get the pencil holder there!
Sanding will help!
After you have got your 30 pieces, I strongly recommend sanding the edges which have to be glued together. It´s difficult to stick the unsanded pieces together as they come out of the printer when using a layer hight of 0.1mm or more. Try to get the edges as plain as possible for a perfect result.
Build the whole dodecahedron as one thing!
Stick the dodecahedron together piece by piece, one after the other. Don´t make many parts, each just consisting of a few pieces, as this will make the final result quite inaccurate. While just making one big thing, it´s way easier to compensate inexactness.