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Tyson Rayles
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USA
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  2:10:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ditto

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Frederic Testard
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France
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  2:12:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Troels, after all, I might turn it at right angle and try my new Old Holland paints on it.
But I think I won't.

Andy, a ratio has no unit. So you didn't have to mention the measures are in cubic inches. Nevertheless the question interested me (in a general way, mathematicians are often interested by uninteresting questions to which they can bring a clear and complete answer). Considering the piece of MDF is 1 x 32 x 60 (in cm, this horrible metric unit) while the other piece of wood is 1.8 x 40 x 87.5 (again in cm), the ratio appears to be equal to 3.28125. By the way, that number is not so far from some old approximations of pi, which suggests that this project should turn quite well. The interesting point, though, is that if I had dared show you the second piece of MDF which has the same dimensions, the volume of the MDF would have been doubled and hence the ratio would have been divided by 2, becoming 1.640 625, reasonbably close to 1.618 033 which is the golden ratio, often used to define ideal proportions in painting or architecture. So you see, Andy, your question uncovered some great foreshadow for the future of this project...


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Geezer
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  2:19:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ROFL!!!

One (1) for Frederic!!!! Touche!


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kirk
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Sweden
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  2:26:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Frédéric, I fell asleep in the middle of your dissertation ;-) I love that you call it a clear answer ;o) And don't forget a layer of gesso if you should decide to paint it for a background ;-)

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Frederic Testard
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France
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  2:37:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Troels, naughty boy, I won't use it for a background!!

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danpickard
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Australia
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  3:57:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit danpickard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"not so far from some old approximations of pi"
So its for a new turntable then...with really sharp edges.

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andykins
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  5:27:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
*woosh*

did you hear that? that was everything going over my head @D
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milocomarty
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Netherlands
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  8:36:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
[:-crazy]about the ratio stuff, like the plan tho

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mabloodhound
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USA
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  8:51:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And the Golden rule! As a carpenter I use that formula quite often when determining height and width dimensions for customers' projects.

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morganhillmodels
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USA
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  11:57:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit morganhillmodels's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What scale is that MDF? Is there a prototype for such a piece?
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Frederic Testard
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France
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  11:24:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, dear gentlemen, do you prefer this one?




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kirk
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Sweden
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  11:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Curvaceous... female MDF I'd say... rather pleasant. Definately within the KISS principle.

Troels Kirk
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Frederic Testard
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France
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  2:17:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't know MDF could marry to a female of the same species...

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kirk
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Sweden
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  4:20:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, I'm from Scandinavia... we have same sex marriages up here you know ;-)

Troels Kirk
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andykins
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/04/2011 :  4:22:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i danno frederic, the bracket supports in the background dont look very real.... :P
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