Re: [MedievalSawdust] 'peaked roof' boxes
I'm home ill - therefore brain-dead - but I suspect there's something in classic geometry that makes possible constructed rather than carved peaked roof chests. My brain is trying to find the right information but failing....it has something to do with isosceles triangles, 30 and 60 degree angles, and such stuff.
I've been reading a book on navigational instruments (worth checking out by those on this list) and much of period navigation is based on that same classic geometry. I wonder if working out the angles could be done with something like a kamal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal>?
p.s. Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Tools, Dennis Fisher, ISBN 0-07-021120-5 -
--- On Sun, 8/9/09, Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart <baronconal@...> wrote:
From: Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart <baronconal@...>
Subject: [MedievalSawdust] 'peaked roof' boxes
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009, 5:56 PMlike this....
I've got the formulas for figuring out the compound miters, but none of
them come put evenly.....( simple even degrees.... )
Anyone know any tricks for making these that do not involve making
lots of firewood? ( as in lots of test cuts )
The other option is making a lid without the end angles and then
cutting it at a 45 degree and fitting a piece inside the cut....
But that is not a clean looking as the compound miter...
Anyone know which is the usual medieval solution to the problem?
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