I started to study geodesic structures lately, lots of meanings, designs and set-ups came across in the research time; frequency, connection type and the Russian website www.acidome.ru , a powerful on-line tool to calculate geodesic designs.
I decided to start the study from step one the 1v Icosa and “GoodKarma” a method that consist in building the structure out of individual triangles as connection type. So the model does not need the help of connectors or “Hubs” to fit everything together.
I did not have any woodworking experience till this project and involving myself in such project will be a challenging experience. I pick a design to build a draft design model using 9.53 x 9.53 mm (1/8 inch) wood and 0.20 meters Radium.
Compound miter saw angle set-up
This model require 45 double angle cut pieces to make 15 equilateral triangles.
Not the best aesthetic way to put the triangles together. (Advises welcome)
Using help of C-Clamps to fit the structure.
And after many many hours a day I completely build the 1v Good Karma Geodesic dome model. It is almost perfect, the angles need to be more accurate in the building stage, patience and practice is the key.
I will be trying the same model in some time, to see what details are really clear.
3/4 Good Karma 0.20m Radium
Thanks for reading my report, comments and constructive critique are welcome.