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Posted on Using a Fibonacci Gauge for Wood Turning

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 02:03 PM

Here is a nice article on “Woodturning Design,” by Laura & Barry Uden providing good read.

Of course no mention of a Fibonacci gauge, but do discuss various ratios and formulas for arriving at good design. They do not mention design software, but don’t say not too use it. Can buy a plug in for sketch up which says will help you draw up a plan.

I can spell sketch-up and that is extent of my knowledge on software.

Many woodturners do not worry about golden mean or rule of thirds, elements & principles of design and produce pleasing balanced forms. Too many wrapped around the axle worrying about design and listen to people that just talk about it.

Yes, I like and use rule of thirds on some turnings but not all because, just a mental exercise for me with ruler, dividers, inside, outside calipers and pencil no big deal.

Just get yourself organized however your comfortable with whether need detailed plan or design on the lathe with your tools.

-- Bill

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