How to Cut a Five-Point Wooden Star

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Five-point stars are best produced using a template.
Five-point stars are best produced using a template. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Creating a five-point wooden star for a woodworking project is easy if you can draw an equal-sided five point star for a pattern on your wood. If you aren't particularly skilled with a drawing pencil, then you may have to improvise a bit, but the task can still be completed with a minimum of frustration. If you have access to a computer and a printer, then you can create the perfect template from which to base your own five-point wooden star.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Wood clamps
  • Work bench
  • Jig saw

Find an outline of a five-point star on the Internet or in the clip art included in your computer. Print out this image on your computer printer at the size that you require.

Cut out the star from the paper with the scissors, and then place it on the wood board out of which you wish to cut the star. Draw the outline of the star on the wood using the pencil.

Clamp the board to a secure work bench with the star hanging over the end of your bench so that you won't cut the bench with the jig saw.

Hold the jig saw with its metal base flat on the wooden board. Align the jig saw blade up with the outline of the star, and then pull the jig saw trigger to start the blade.

Press the blade into the wood, following the outline of the star as it cuts.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear protective eye wear while cutting the wood to prevent eye injuries.

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References

  • "Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship"; Peter Korn; 2003
  • "Woodcarving: Tools, Material & Equipment, Volume 1"; Chris Pye; 2002
  • "The Complete Manual of Woodworking"; Albert Jackson; 1996
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