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Thread: Help with octagon kaleidascope blocks

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    Help with octagon kaleidascope blocks

    I have looked and looked and cannot find what degree I should use to cut my triangles for the 8 section kaleidascope blocks. Any suggestions? Helppppppp!! Please.
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Full circle is 360 ... so if you're wanting 8 equal parts, that'd be 360/8 = 45.
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    thank you so much, my brain just would NOT do that for me today. Gotta love the fibrofogs. LOL Hugs and smiles.
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Yep, 45 degrees. Another method is know ing that a 4 sided object has 90 degrees, so a figure with multiple of 4 would have the number of sides likewise divided by that number.
    4 sides = 90 degrees
    8 sides = 45 degrees
    16 sides = 22.5 degrees.
    etc.

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    Great info. Thank you!

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    The really sad thing for me today is that I even had the 90 degree number and STILL couldn't come up with the 45. Does that tell you a little about what it's like to live in the fog?
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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