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post #1 of 2 Old 05-13-2008, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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When i make my segmented bowls i usually just come up with my own plans with, length, width, and thickness of a segment. I came a cross a set of plans that had all these dimensions, but they also had the board length that you need to get all of your segments out of. i was wondering if anybody knows how to calculate this?
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I draw mine out with each ring slightly oversize Then measure the width of that piece at it's widest point. Add 1/8" kerf for each segment and then multiply by the number of segments. Then I add a little for stupid mistakes.
I'm math challenged but you could take the ring radius and add 1/4" for truing up the ring. Multiply this by 3.14 and then add 1/8" for each segment. Then add whatever you think you need for handling the board or extra segments just in case.
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