DIY Geometric Wooden Snowflakes - My Altered State

by MyAlteredState
I’m not always in the mood for a ginormous snowflake, I like medium-sized things too.
When I wanted to scale down the size of my original wooden snowflake plans, I felt like I needed to take away the “stacking” part. That meant less of a 3-D/layered look, and more time spent in the math area of my brain to figure out all the angles. I hate math.
These are the pieces and measurements I needed for a 12″ snowflake.
When I did these intersection pieces below, I cut the intersection angles first, then trimmed up the straight end cut to make them each 5.5 inches. (like pictured above)
You’ll notice two pieces have a point in the middle, and two are cut at a slant.

I just wanted to point that out for some reason.

I’ll back it up for a sec and show you a photo montage of the cutting in an effort to help explain:
The twelve little snowflake tips were secured with glue and nails. (Thank goodness I had 1.25″ nails in my nail gun, to attach the 1″ tip pieces.)

By the way, you’ll want at least 1.25″ nails in your nail gun.
Well after I navel-gazed for a while about how I like to “wing it” all the time, I remembered my Kreg Mini Jig.
I used the Kreg Mini Jig because I only wanted my screws to enter the anchor piece a little bit, so they wouldn’t bump into each other. Also, I could play around and maneuver the jig for hole placement.

Observaton: I checked how to spell “maneuver”, and google says that’s the correct spelling however, it looks wrong to me…
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