Makes sense to me.
Sure does.me too..
√2(3.14)w ????for anyone trying to work through the math the final equation of alpha= 90h/square root 2 pi w it looks like that might read as the square root of 2pi but it's actually the square root of 2 times pi times w.
Good plan Herb. And don't forget the ever handy Tri Square or as we referred to it, that there device with which you TRY to make things square. 😳Thats why I became a carpenter ,threw away the calculus book and bought a framing square.
Thats why I became a carpenter ,threw away the calculus book and bought a framing square.
The point I wish to make is that dealing wood is not an exact science. There are so many factors that even with the most precise machines, milling does not come out perfect. Except maybe for CNC.Nothing like a good framing square and a sharp pencil...and, of course, carefully aligned tools...
I think the message in Ben's writeup is "make sure your tools are aligned and you won't have to resort to scientific calculators, formulas and tricky tables".
"Pie are round, corn bread are square"...:grin:
It could be written as that but still could be confused as meaning the square root of all those factors rather than just the square root of two times those factors. I would put a space between 2 and pi I think to show that they are separate functions.√2(3.14)w ????
√2(3.14) (w)It could be written as that but still could be confused as meaning the square root of all those factors rather than just the square root of two times those factors. I would put a space between 2 and pi I think to show that they are separate functions.
The name that I've seen for that tool is goniometer. It's true that any corner, inside or outside, in a house may not be square. Depending on the builder that could also read probably not square. In that case the proper miter angle would be the total/2 as in 44 and 44 or 46 and 46.I am a simple minded guy, and when things don't fit I make them fit. A good experience for woodworkers is to trim out a house some time......You will find that nothing is absolutely square or plumb. So you make it fit. One of the handiest concepts of carpentry is BISECTING the angle. It can make things fit and never be noticed as not square. They even make tools to lay it out, or just a compass will work too. So if you are dealing with angle that in not perfect you bisect the intersection and the joint will fit perfect. At least that is what I am told.
Don't rule out the importance of 1/4" putty. 😁We used to call those 'Painter fixes', as in, he's the last one to work on it, let him fix it...