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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.

http://www.westbaywoodturners.com/tutorial/pdf_files/Woodturning_Design.pdf

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.

http://www.turnedoutright.com/woodturning-products/modelling-woodturning/

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.

http://www.penturners.org/forum/attachments/f45/33913d1280685233-simple-inside-out-turning-img_1083.jpg

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/derry-hollowing-system-31029/#post256236

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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