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I tried to make a logo properly using circles and lines, and then combining them with Shape Builder tool instead of tracing the sketch manually, but I am left with nasty tangling stacking paths and points.

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What I was up to is dividing circles by 15 degree and use shape builder tool to my liking.

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My question is why this happens and how to prevent this?

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Your corners are set to Miter Join. You can fix this by:

Going to Window > Stroke or Ctrl/Cmnd+F10 and change the corner to either Round Join or Bevel Join

Stroke Panel in Illustrator CS6

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