|Forum topic by newTim||posted 07-01-2009 06:07 AM||10443 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-01-2009 06:07 AM
Does anyone know how to calculate the dimensions and glue (joining) angle for straight pieces from which to cut a segmented arch? Here’s a picture from a Sketchup model. I think (hope) all the required information is here.
I guess what I’m looking for is a way to use the dimensions of the segmented arch to derive the size and number of pieces that need to be joined in order to have enough area from which I can cut the arch.
I’m thinking there is a formula somewhere that is easier than just drawing lines until it looks right. This would also be helpful for calculating the size, number, and dimension required for segments to make circles.
As you can see (read), I don’t even know the correct words to use to ask the question. I need to join two or more pieces to form one part from which I can cut an arch. Given the dimensions of the arch is there a way to calculate the dimensions of the required pieces? I know I’ve come to the right place. Many thanks.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com