# hobby1's Blog

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## "Tips", from my shop work #3: solving for slat width and length in a diagonal pattern in a frame.

12-14-2014 08:41 PM by | 0 comments »

I was given a job to build a frame with diagonal slats spanning the inside, where the corner of the end slats fitted into the corner of the frame and the slats met equally throughout the frame, at a given angle.It was easy doing it with three slats for this job, however, I thought there must be some kind of formula, that I could devise to be able to solve for the exact width of the slats, so as to save time and materials cutting and fitting trying t get an even array of angled slats. So I drew up a scenario of a frame with a given number of slats, and began to geometrically break it down into singular shapes where I could write up equations describing the makeup of the individual piec...

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