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# How to draft a LeMoyne Star

08-03-2016, 09:58 AM
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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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08-05-2016, 09:23 AM
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Is the diagram unfinished or am I just not getting it?
08-05-2016, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by linmid
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.
08-07-2016, 05:18 PM
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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 ��
08-07-2016, 08:01 PM
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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.
08-08-2016, 03:43 AM
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Thanks for sharing, that's pretty cool!!!!
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