|Project by JC Boysha||posted 10-31-2012 10:54 PM||1706 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This project was inspired by a video by Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals (incidentally, you should definitely take a look at his website if you haven’t). Anyway, it’s a gauge to determine the Golden Ratio of an object. The ratio (1:1.618) is considered to be perfect natural beauty, and this gauge helps you determine that ratio for your smaller projects.
I enjoyed making it a lot, and my wife (a physicist) also appreciated the math and engineering behind this project. I have a blog post about it as well if you’d like to learn about my method a little bit more in depth, and a little bit behind the math of the Golden Ratio.
Edit: http://lumberjocks.com/jcboysha/blog/32753 there is the blog post link for my post about this project.
also, picture 3 is of one of the failed Phi gauges I made.
-- JC Boysha, Amateur woodworker, all around amazing guy.