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post #1 of 6 Old 03-09-2009, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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New form to me

After seeing Jeff's recent post, I decided to try my hand at something similar. Spalted silver maple and walnut.
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Are there any guidelines or rules to finial size? I know about the golden ratio but does anyone actually measure it out or just eyeball it?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-09-2009, 07:47 PM
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Tim, I like your hollow form, nice choice of woods. Personally when I turn finals I go by eye to judge the size, length and shape. Great job hope to see more soon

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I am very new to this and was wondering, What is the golden rule?

I have always just eye balled it. Sometimes they don't work out correctly .

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Yes, please share with us this golden ratio!!! I know the golden rule is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but what is this golden ratio you speak of?

John

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Fred, John, the golden ratio (phi) basically is a mathematical representation of proper proportions. If you really want to get into you can read these:

http://goldennumber.net/neophite.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

Lots of things from the human body to ancient architecture seem to follow it.

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Tim, thanks for the links. I guess I have heard of this before but didn't correlate it to woodturning. Very interesting. Thanks again.

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