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    Does anyone know an easy way of drawing a pentacle? Mine always comes out uneven! I'm trying to do a template for a stain glass suncatcher.
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  • #2
    Couldn't you amke a template of some sort out of cardstock or cardboard?
    I have found one I liked online somewhere, printed it out onto cardstock and then used an exacto knife to get rid of all the stuff that I don't need(in between triangle parts) and then I laid it down onto the disc I was going to paint. Stenciled it out first in pencil and then painted properly when I was satisfied with the pentacle.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Would that work for what you are doing with the suncatcher?
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    • #3
      mine allways come out crooked to.
      i read the points should be 33.3 degree apart i will try it when veronica finds the compass.
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      • #4
        Ack! Math!

        I think I'll try Reanna's way. I'll remember that 33.3 degrees in case it ever comes up in Jeopardy.
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        • #5
          try a drawing program on

          the computer, then print it for the pattern.

          Otherwise, break out the ruler and the compass and start
          cracking. sorry.
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          • #6
            Draw an horizontal line of desired length

            From one end of that line, draw another line (same length) with the angle 72 degrees.

            Repeat
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            • #7
              Oskila, you're such a Boy Scout! :D Thanks! I will try that too. Didn't find a pentacle I could use on the internet.
              Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so also. - Voltaire

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              • #8
                oops, I've messed things up here...

                72 degrees is the angle of a corner in a pentagon. The angle between the points in a pentagram is 36 degrees. (I think)


                so much for being helpful
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                • #9
                  Heh! I thought I was such a doh-brain! I finally figured it out...you should see these 'stars'! Now I can make these pentacles any size I want! Thanks again. :D
                  Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so also. - Voltaire

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                  • #10
                    The easy way is as follows.
                    Draw a circle of the desired size. Using a protractor, divide the circle into five sectors of 72 degrees each, marking each sector at the edge of the circle. Now simply connect the five marks in the proper order. Instant pentacle. Erase the circle and you have a pentagram.
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                    Last edited by bluebear; January 12th, 2002, 05:44 PM.

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                    • #11
                      The 72 degree thing works perfectly! I've made my templates & have cut out my glass! Thanks so much!
                      Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so also. - Voltaire

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