Mitered Corner Frame Calculator - Gift for my fellow Jocks

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Blog entry by JohnnySplinterfinger posted 02-17-2013 04:16 AM 1711 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after tinkering around on my phone the other night while I was using the built in spreadsheet creator I realized that this woodworking stuff and computer algorithms can easily go hand-in-hand so to speak. So without further ado I give my fellow Jocks access to my little -Mitered Frame Calculator- (Actually I found a mathematical error in it so I’m going to close that link for now lol. Please ignore this.)

I uploaded it to Google Docs so if it doesn’t work let me know. I think I got the permissions right, but this is my first time making anything public on there so sorry in advance if I dorked it up. When you get out there go to “File” in the upper corner, and from there you can download it.

Also you will need to be able to open it using some form of spreadsheet software. I personally use Open Office because it’s free. A slight learning curve if you’re used to MS products, but it’s not so much so that it will prevent you from using it.

So as you can see above if you type in the “function/formula” bar you can just use =SUM(x/y)
So, x/y is whatever combo you want like 3/4, 5/16, 1/8, etc.

Please let me know if you have any issues or suggestions.

Thanks guys n’ gals!

P.S. – I’m sorry to all the Metric Jocks out there.

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 05:06 PM

Well this is cool, I’ll have to try DL’ing it..Thx for sharing. Love the comment about if I Dorked it up. Too funny, I feel the same way at times….

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 05:47 PM

Thanks Johnny

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 06:29 PM

Thanks for the comments guys, I should also clarify that the Molding Length is measured from the outside corners of the miter joints. I figured when I made it that you’d all know what I meant, but then I thought ”Hey wait a second, I didn’t get it so maybe there is someone out there who still is struggling.

So in my typical style of probably overly cartoony photos…. here’s what this is supposed to do…

So then as long as you got your miters dialed into a good 45 degree angle in theory one shouldn’t have to worry about the rest of the cut. I tried it using this last night and other than a human error of setting a cut 1” to big it came out just dandy. I mean I now have a frame that will fit a 13”x13” photo, but was shooting for a 12”x12”. I did laugh though when I realized what I did, but it perfectly duplicated it 4 times and made a “value-wood” frame with the tightest miters I’ve done thus far.

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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