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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-26-2015, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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I am not sure where exactly this should be posted. Move as needed or delete.
I am very new to Woodworking. However, I am developing a great deal of pleasure from this hobby , and this is only a hobby so far for me. I have had some issues with being able to measure exact angles and figure out how to make items fit that are not exactly square. I have found a site that has helped me greatly. I am posting it here, as I hope I am not the only Math inept Woodworker.

Just go to this site and click on any of the subject matter and it will take you directly to an information site. Good luck and hope you can use this site.

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I use Excel for some things like figuring out drawer spacings or calculating drawer pieces. Of course, it helps to know a little about how to use Excel, and how to create simple formulas (mostly add, subtract and divide). :yes4)

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There is a book put out by Popular Woodworking written by Tom Bignal called Practical Shop Math. Covers fractions,decimals,compound angles,shop geometry and the appendix covers roman and arabic numerals,millimeters to inch (decimal equivalents,fractions to decimal equivalents (inches),inches to millimeters (fractions to decimal equivalents), US weights and measures,US and metric equivalents and a table of power and roots.

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thanks Frank...
this site will come in very handy..

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Thanks for the link Frank.

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Thanks Frank!

Also for your convenience:

Popular Woodworking Practical Shop Math byBegnal: Begnal: Books


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Thanks Frank. This will will save me searching next time I need some help.
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Very helpful! Thanks Frank
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I've been meaning to do a spreadsheet to calculated linear feet costs of boards.
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This will come in handy, Thanks
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