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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Router Forum community, I just have join the forum and want to share with you a project, plesae see details below and if can give inputs.


As mentioned in the tittle I have a project to build a wood base for a dinner table with a glass top 2 cm thick.
To note the base will have the shape of the number seven, indeed two numbers seven one in front of each one. The place where number 7 horizontal and vertical parts joins will point to the center of the table; one number in front of the other number seven. Total height is around 75 cm from top to floor.

I have some doubts and may be you can help, I need to know the shape of the number seven, which is the angle where the horizontal and vertical part join: also the relation between these two parts in the long dimension; I mean is the vertical two times the horizontal?

The plan is to make the base of about 70 x 70 cm, knowing the value of the above question will help to estimate the separation of the numbers seven when they are front by front, also they need to be join with a wood or metal pipe to give stability.

Well this is how Iím thinking to make the base of the table.

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Welcome to the forum, Freddy.

I am afraid I cannot visualize what you are trying to achieve.

140 x140 x 2 cm glass would be very heavy?

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Freddy, Welcome to the Router Forums. We are glad to have you as a member!

There is no "absolutely correct proportion" of length to width for any of the 10- numerical characters, when you consider the possibility that there are literally hundreds of fonts available. Same goes for the 26- alphabetical characters. Different "fonts" do this in varying proportions.

Here's an easy way to determine what you need:
1. Choose a "font" that you like or prefer. Use one that you can print from your computer. Programs such as "Word", "Excel", "Word Perfect", etc. make changing fonts quite easy.
2. Printout the number seven in the font of your choice.
3. Feed your printer some graph paper and print the "7" as large as possible that will fit on your graph paper.
4. Measure your printed page's "7", and everything you need should be right there!

Let me know if this is not feasible in your situation, and I will be happy to help with this. I use several programs with font options and will be glad to make some test pages for you. I can "overlay" a graph in the pages also - so there is no need for an enlarging copy machine - but you will need a decent printer. Good luck, and simply add to this thread and I will check it periodically to verify if my making some sketches can help!

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Hello OPG3... thanks

Your recommendation was the first I take into account but didn't try different fonts. I also went into the web looking for number options. I found that the name of the numbers came for the number of angles they have. But nothing clear about the shape, now I understand a reason, it could be due for what you mention about the font type.

Thank you very much for your suggestion, I will try it more in depth.

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You are very welcome, and please let me know if you need further help.

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Welcome to the forum, Freddy.

I am afraid I cannot visualize what you are trying to achieve.

140 x140 x 2 cm glass would be very heavy?
I think glass that thick (2cm or about .79 inches) is going to weigh about 10 lbs. per square foot. The size (140 cm square) is about 21 square feet, so the glass top is going to be a whopping 210 lbs or so! Some very sturdy support and helpers are going to be required for this project.

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Welcome Freddy.

Other beyond the Intro, should really be moved to a thread of it's own, but:

Draw it out and eyeball it. I can visualized it with "7" on each end rotated from each other. In this font, it's 60 degrees, with thwe open side corners at 90 and 30... Different fonts are going to change that, especially since you want the angle to point to the other side...

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Hola, Benito.

Como estas? Que tal San Antonio de los Altos?

Bienvenido a este foro. Yo tambien soy venezolano. Vivo en Puerto La Cruz pero estoy fuera por motivos de trabajo.

Muy interesante tu proyecto de mesa. Por que tiene que ser un par de 7 los que soporten el peso del vidrio?

Saludos.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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