# Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'scale'

## Mongo: my first real workbench #6: The right tools for the job... even if you have to make them.

04-12-2017 06:45 PM by | 2 comments »

I’m a big believer in having the right tools for the job; I’m a process engineer by trade and in my experience the analysis of any given task/process invariably reveals a substandard or nonexistent tool for completion… this bench is no exception. When my attention turned to laying lines for the legs and aprons where 90° was no longer my reference point, I realized I was going to be relying on angle/miter gauges for accurate layout. As I mentioned before, I’ve never ...

## 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...

## Metric, fractions or decimals. This is about decimals.

02-03-2011 07:51 AM by | 25 comments »

This post is not to start any arguments or debates about what is best, but to explain the decimal system to those not familiar with it. Please don’t let this blog devolve into an argument about which is best. There are other blogs where that is discussed. First a quick overview on the different measuring systems. Here is a good example of the 3 main measuring systems in the world side by side on this Incra Pro scale. Metric is used by most all the world. You can see it at t...

## found wood #8: Largest Eucalyptus log - I knew it was over 200lbs!

06-21-2009 09:54 AM by | 4 comments »

In a comment by Topamax in this post he made some assumptions, and ran some numbers, and got 188lbs for the largest Eucalyptus log I managed to lift into the truck and bring home from Canoga Hills. I really felt it was over 200lbs, so today I set this up: It’s just some scrap weathered pine stacked up into a makeshift ramp to my bathroom scale out on the patio, with some 2×4s on the scale to keep the log from pressing its central buttons, or marking up its face. The 2×4...

## random #19: Most elaborate dollhouse ever: Moscow?

05-30-2009 12:20 PM by | 10 comments »

I continue to be amazed by how many amazing things there are out there by which to be amazed. I find new ones every day online, and have for the last decade. One I found this week is a 1/500th scale miniature of all of Moscow, built in 1988, and maintained ever since. It looks to be all balsa, or basswood. If the city changes, or a new house is built, they correct the model. It’s stayed current for the last 2 decades. Tons more pictures How hard could it be?

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