Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction to find the angles needed in order to build a wood model of an icosidodecahedron, truncated icosahedron, and/or the 3V form of an icosahedron. I found Soapy Joes posting on the subject and could not gather how to figure out the angles from his discussions. I would like to be able to derive the angles so that I can later construct the rest of da vincis polyhedra.
I suggest that you purchase the 'MAHEMATICAL MODELS' book by H.Martyn Cundy and
A.P.Rollett go to the inter-net and find a second hand version. Less than $20. ( 1961 )
If you are so inclined, you can learn about Miller Indices, vector analysis, and analytical
geometry. If you are well versed in those subjects, then you can generate your own angles.
I have been making models since 1960 and have a truncated hexacontrahedron in the mathematics archives of the Smithsonian Institute.