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Thread: How to draft a LeMoyne Star

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    How to draft a LeMoyne Star

    1) Using gridded paper, draw a grid that is 7, 5, 5, and 7 units across, and 7, 5, 5, and 7 units down. It will look like an uneven 16-patch or an uneven 4 x 4 grid.

    2) Connect Points A to A, B to B, C to C, and D to D.

    3) Connect Points E to E, and F to F

    The LeMoyne star is there!

    4) Darken the lines so the design stands out more.
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    Is the diagram unfinished or am I just not getting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linmid View Post
    Is the diagram unfinished or am I just not getting it?
    Thank you for looking to the "end."

    The diagram is only partially "finished" to show which lines to darken and which to ignore.

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    I'm not sure that I understand how 7,5,5,7 fits what I'm seeing! Maybe I'm just dense ��
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    Those are the number of units I count on graph paper to make the grid to draw the star.

    The "actual" ratios for a LeMoyne star grid are 1.000, square root of 2 divided by 2, square root of 2 divided by 2, and 1.000.

    The numbers that go with that are 1.000, approximately 0.707, approximately 0.707, and 1.000

    Using the numbers of 7, 5, 5, 7: 5 is approximately 0.714 of 7, which is a close enough approximation (for me) to 0.707 for the drafting I do of this type of design.

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    Thanks for sharing, that's pretty cool!!!!

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