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Project by studie posted 10-14-2009 09:56 AM 5571 views 33 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to The Folding Rule, Many great projects are there & have inspired good woodworkers to be better! Mine are made of Ironwood (IPE) & 7 coats of wipe on poly. A lot of fun but most people think I’ve lost my mind as they just don’t understand what it’s about, even after viewing the U Tube video.

-- $tudie





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studie

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#1 posted 10-14-2009 10:11 AM

Thanks to all here and abroad that are active and or interested in woodworking. We are lucky to know which end of a screwdriver to beat on with a hammer, much less how to measure accurately ( the most necessary tool) So many just don’t understand how to craft anything at all, much less a thing of beauty made of the most glorious wood! Be thankful of your talent & remindful that we are becoming the few. Let’s continue the trade with recognition of the past & vision to the future! Scott Ater.

-- $tudie

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#2 posted 10-14-2009 10:58 AM

so what is the ratio ?
i see the same as the pivot up the leg .

nice tool !

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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studie

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#3 posted 10-14-2009 12:17 PM

The ratio is 1 to 1.628 as seen on U Tube Fibonacci Gauge, Most enlightening! For sure check out thefoldingruleblogsot.com I think thats it. A great site with many fantastic projects. I found the site thru finewoodworking.com & thats how I found lumberjocks too! I lived in Santa fe & on a motorcycle trip from Seattle got my first job as a carpenter on an adobe house in the desert. Made my life & career as I know it today

-- $tudie

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#4 posted 10-14-2009 02:04 PM

618

-- Greg, CT

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David65

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#5 posted 10-14-2009 02:39 PM

very well done…

-- David '65

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nmkidd

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#6 posted 10-14-2009 04:23 PM

Fibo….....what? Great tool for proportion control. Thanks for the tip.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 10-14-2009 04:24 PM

It’s a bit small isn’t it?
I love the concept and your execution BTW.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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MooreWoodworks

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#8 posted 10-14-2009 05:20 PM

This is so cool. I’m a math nerd so I find this tool very neat. Ancient builders believed this ratio created the most beautiful pieces, one famous place being the Parthenon. Hopefully you will create some great pieces as well using the golden ratio.

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#9 posted 10-14-2009 05:25 PM

Unique project

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-14-2009 05:26 PM

$tudie—Nice job on the guage. WOOD magazine had an article on using the Fibonacci Guage a year or so ago, but I kind of blew it off until a few months ago when I saw the item about it on David Pruett’s Folding Rule blog. Then I started looking at how many places the ‘Golden Mean’ can be found. Now I have (and use) a Fibonacci Guage. As a matter of fact, I’m using it to design a cabinet that will be next major project.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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CaptainSkully

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#11 posted 10-14-2009 05:41 PM

I wonder where you got the scrap Ipe? Do I detect a Golden Ration in your gate? Nice!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 10-14-2009 07:55 PM

Great project and thanks for sharing.

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Scott

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#13 posted 10-14-2009 08:13 PM

Thanks for the post. I have known about the Golden Rule for some time but I never thought about making a gauge to help me design pieces. I am going to go home and make one tonight.

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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stefang

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#14 posted 10-14-2009 10:49 PM

Nicely done gauge that allows you to follow the golden rule….or ratio?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dustyal

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#15 posted 10-15-2009 02:06 AM

Nicely constructed. I’ve played with the ratio but I have not built the gauge. Are the measurements from the pointed end of the stick to the center point of the screw holes… or to the other end of the stick? I’m not even sure if that little bit of difference would make a difference… but I think I want to give one of these a try.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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