# Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'golden ratio'

## Golden Mean, Golden ratio in constructing items.

04-19-2008 08:06 PM by | 12 comments »

The golden Mean or Golden Ratio is a number that people use when making items, buildings and furniture, They are determined a couple of different ways. The number is used to determine proportions between pieces of the item being constructed. One of the easiest to remember is to take 1 and 1 and then to add two consecutive numbers to get the next. The numbers in sequence are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 etc. This might work if you were making something 89” tall and the ...

## Fibonacci At Any Scale

08-06-2011 05:02 AM by | 11 comments »

I thought it was about time I made myself a ‘Fibonacci Gauge’ and like most of us would I looked up on how everyone else did it. There were some great efforts made by fellow Jocks on the subject;David made a good crack at it http://lumberjocks.com/David/blog/1639so did FJPetruso http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37696and my good buddy Karson http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24528 Karson has his Excel spreadsheet for calculating gauges at any size. This is w...

## Proportional Dividers - Golden Section and Generalized #1: Phi (Golden Ratio) Rule (Ruler, Scale, etc.)

11-17-2010 08:00 AM by | 7 comments »

Hi, I’ve been intrigued with the Golden Ratio (Golden Rectangle, Golden Section, Golden Mean etc.) for some time, and I’m getting ready to make a set of Golden Ratio (or Fibonacci) Dividers to assist in design and layout of some projects I’m thinking about. I’m not going to review this topic in any great depth as there are excellent discussions of it right here on Lumberjocks (e.g. David's post). Suffice to say the Golden Ratio has many interesting features and a...

## For Fun projects #1: Golden Ratio Gauge.

11-01-2012 01:11 AM by | 1 comment »

So, I haven’t told you all this yet, but I’m a huge fan of Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. I was watching one of his videos and I noticed he made a Golden Ratio (or Phi) Gauge. This gauge is used to determine the proportions of an object so that it matches the Golden Ratio, which is considered a mathematical model for perfect beauty. I’m also a fan of Finite Mathematics. WARNING MATH CONTENT AHEAD! <math>Phi is a mathematical concept. It’s a cons...

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