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    Quote Originally Posted by tink View Post
    Add more stuff again but pretty neat

    My old navigation teach said if you can draw a perfect circle without a pair of compasses you where mad - and then frequently did


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    Ooh, I like that one, too! Excellent.

    I am unsure if any of you have ever seen my doodling, but I can also do circles by hand. Straight lines, too. I have to actually try, but itís not too hard. Octagons And hexagons are kindof hard, but pentagrams, pentagons, an squares are easy. I can hit 90* exactly fairly often, too, by hand.
    Once youíve done it about 1,000,000,000 times, itís easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Yeah. Maybe one day Iíll learn what Iím doing.

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    That reminded me of this song:



    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Ooh, I like that one, too! Excellent.

    I am unsure if any of you have ever seen my doodling, but I can also do circles by hand. Straight lines, too. I have to actually try, but itís not too hard. Octagons And hexagons are kindof hard, but pentagrams, pentagons, an squares are easy. I can hit 90* exactly fairly often, too, by hand.
    Once youíve done it about 1,000,000,000 times, itís easy.

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    I've been doing a huge 'shed'/paint shop out back.

    Using a LOT of recycled lumber.

    My old trim carpenter chops are coming back strong.

    I often pick up a board, square one end in the miter saw, then it needs to be, say, 113 3/8", so I slide that puppy over to mark and cut the other end.

    Quite often, that initial slide stops within a quarter inch of the cut.

    Sometimes it is dead nuts ON the yet-to-be-inscribed mark.

    Sorta scary, even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    Yeah but then you mounted your high horse and got all testy

    Lighten up....
    i got yer high horse testys right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    That reminded me of this song:





    I've been doing a huge 'shed'/paint shop out back.

    Using a LOT of recycled lumber.

    My old trim carpenter chops are coming back strong.

    I often pick up a board, square one end in the miter saw, then it needs to be, say, 113 3/8", so I slide that puppy over to mark and cut the other end.

    Quite often, that initial slide stops within a quarter inch of the cut.

    Sometimes it is dead nuts ON the yet-to-be-inscribed mark.

    Sorta scary, even.
    I can measure 30mm and 50mm to within +/- 0.1mm (0.004”) by eye. I am working in an engineering college and they are make plates this size. I have seen so many in has become a knack. Drills, rod bolts etc can be identified to similar accuracy.

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    Use the rule to plot graph paper and the using r^2= x^2 + y^2 plot x and y values to create your circle.

    Rub the wood of the rule together to create a fire, char some of the wood to create charcoal. Create paper from some more of the rule - no going to detail that. Holding the charcoal in between finger and thumb press little finger down into the centre of the paper. Rotate the paper with your free hand and a circle will appear.

    yes I am getting a bit silly but you keep sending us your storms limiting my activities

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    A nail, or the corner of a chisel etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    I got three generations of yankees that will dispute the non existence of a pencil divider

    I was taught that a maul, regardless of size, is a strking tool with the business end in line with the handle, as opposed to hammers and mallets whose business ends are perpendicular to the handle. Dont know how a splitting maul fits into this equation....but you can buy one at the mall

    I cut rabbets with a rebate plane, in either language!
    If the handle is in the vertical position the hammer head is horizontal in or most cases square to the SHAFT.

    I surmise you call a rule a ruler.

    Still trying to get my head around " I was taught that a maul, regardless of size, is a strking tool with the business end in line with the handle".

    Sounds like a poss stick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippie View Post
    If the handle is in the vertical position the hammer head is horizontal in or most cases square to the SHAFT.

    I surmise you call a rule a ruler.

    Still trying to get my head around " I was taught that a maul, regardless of size, is a strking tool with the business end in line with the handle".

    Sounds like a poss stick?
    Never heard the handle of a hammer called the shaft, but OK

    As a rule I refer to a rule as a rule and not a ruler.

    If you look at what some people call a carver's mallet; those nifty clubby little things, you can see that the head is in line with the shaft/handle. My mentor insisted that that is a maul. He used a much bigger verson for striking a steel wedge when splitting wood. Just as effective and easier on the arms a nd hands than using a steel headed sledge.

    Never heard of a poss stick

    I rest my case your honor.......

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    maul
    mɔːl/
    verb
    verb: maul; 3rd person present: mauls; past tense: mauled; past participle: mauled; gerund or present participle: mauling

    • 1.
      (of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing.
      "a man was mauled by a lion at London Zoo"

      synonyms: savage, attack, tear to pieces, lacerate, claw, mutilate, mangle, scratch "he had been mauled by a lion"
      • treat (something) savagely or roughly.
        "the body was badly mauled in battle"
        synonyms: molest, feel, fondle; Morehandle roughly, handle clumsily, manhandle;
        informalgrope, paw, touch up, goose
        "she hated being mauled by men"
      • handle (someone) roughly, especially for sexual gratification.
        "she hated being mauled by macho chauvinist pigs"
        synonyms: molest, feel, fondle; Morehandle roughly, handle clumsily, manhandle;
        informalgrope, paw, touch up, goose
        "she hated being mauled by men"
      • informal
        defeat heavily in a game or match.
        "the team were mauled 4-0 by Manchester City"
      • subject to fierce criticism.
        "he faces a mauling at next week's conference"
        synonyms: criticize, denigrate, attack, censure, condemn, find fault with, give a bad press to, pillory, lambaste, flay, savage; Moreinformalknock, slam, pan, bash, take/pull to pieces, take apart, crucify, hammer, lay into, roast, skewer;
        informalslate, rubbish, slag off, monster;
        informalpummel, cut up;
        informalbag;
        rareexcoriate
        "his book was mauled by the critics"
      • Rugby
        take part in a maul.
        "the forwards rucked and mauled to near perfection"






    noun
    noun: maul; plural noun: mauls

    • 1.
      (in rugby union) a loose scrum formed around a player with the ball off the ground.
    • 2.
      another term for beetle2 (sense 1 of the noun).


    Post maul

    Pin maul used by shipwrights
    pavers maul (head now made from rubber.

    Old wooden maul or beetle
    and a new one

    Small ones are mallETs.
    Just as a small axe is a hatchET, from the French legacy of the Norman conquest.

    A word to the wise: Don't try to tell Englishmen how to speak English.
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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post

    A word to the wise: Don't try to tell Englishmen how to speak English.
    You can tell the Germans, and you can tell the Dutch, and you can tell the English, but you can't tell them much!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    you can tell the English, but you can't tell them much!


    Yep, we have been there, done that and got the "T" shirt.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    OOOH, visual aids!

    The English confuse speaking english with the "English Language", ne'er the two shall meet. I buy finish nails at the hardware store. Nick probably buys panel pins at the ironmonger.

    That last big wooden one is called a "Commander" where I come from

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    OOOH, visual aids!

    The English confuse speaking english with the "English Language", ne'er the two shall meet. I buy finish nails at the hardware store. Nick probably buys panel pins at the ironmonger.

    That last big wooden one is called a "Commander" where I come from
    For clarity I call your language Americlish.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yanklish works too.

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    And my adze was the only tool I had or knew of that had an Helve.

    All adzes in my experience had helves are there any other tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippie View Post
    And my adze was the only tool I had or knew of that had an Helve.

    All adzes in my experience had helves are there any other tools?
    The dictionaries suggest that an axe might. However haft is much more common.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    Yanklish works too.

    Only in the North?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yo hablo Spanglish.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iODIMNJnEJI

    Who on Earth would find that informative?

    I was expecting some way to create a circular bed around a clump of shrubs or equally problematic obstruction.

    Any idea's?
    Last edited by Chippie; 08-26-2018 at 04:46 PM.

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    New thread probably?
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    It is neither a rule nor a ruler, but a scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    That is EXACTLY 2Ē? This took less time than reaching any of my neighborís doors.

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    Just reach over to the rack & pull out a piece of 2" PVC?

    Boring I know & rather awkward it it's the full 10'...

    Your way is good if you could do what you did accurately. That's why I'd grab the PVC...
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    This thread reminds me why I donít contribute squat anymore.

    It is called a ruler. Google the definition of ruler. What comes up?

    I needed to draw a circle and shared a way to do it. If you donít like my way, donít use it.

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    Its a wooden ruler... You could have steam-bent it into the right shape after calculating the diameter. Easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    This thread reminds me why I don’t contribute squat anymore.

    It is called a ruler. Google the definition of ruler. What comes up?

    I needed to draw a circle and shared a way to do it. If you don’t like my way, don’t use it.

    Peace,
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    A straight edged strip used for ruling straight lines. If it has tick marls on it for setting out length it is a scale.
    My engineering drawing tutor would rip us a new one if we used a scale for drawing straight lines.

    A ruler, sometimes called a rule or line gauge, is a device with equally spaced markings along its length, used in geometry, technical drawing, engineering and building to measure distances or to rule straight lines. Wikipedia



    One instance where the Wiki author is wrong in an amateurish way. I feel an edit coming on.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    This thread reminds me why I don’t contribute squat anymore.

    It is called a ruler. Google the definition of ruler. What comes up?

    I needed to draw a circle and shared a way to do it. If you don’t like my way, don’t use it.

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    I don't think anyone intended to offend - I know I sure didn't - though my weak attempt at humor obviously fell flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    This thread reminds me why I don’t contribute squat anymore.

    It is called a ruler. Google the definition of ruler. What comes up?

    I needed to draw a circle and shared a way to do it. If you don’t like my way, don’t use it.

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    I don't see why you wasted your time drawing a circle when all you needed was the center point to drill an actual round hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    I don't see why you wasted your time drawing a circle when all you needed was the center point to drill an actual round hole.
    Thanks you for yet another helpful comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Thanks you for yet another helpful comment.

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    After receiving your instructive lesson on drawing I thought it might be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I don't think anyone intended to offend - I know I sure didn't - though my weak attempt at humor obviously fell flat.
    No, Garret.

    Hereís the deal. I offered up a technique to draw a circle. It is obviously a foolish method, the moreso because I speak such atrocious English.

    Look how many comments about how wrong I did things.

    The only waste of my time was trying to actually share working techniques with people who only seem to want to play internet games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    After receiving your instructive lesson on drawing I thought it might be useful.
    Do you feel better, now? Feel big and strong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Do you feel better, now? Feel big and strong?

    Peace,
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    If you were serious about prividing an instructional method of drawing circles to this audience then you should be able to receive conversation on alternative methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    If you were serious about prividing an instructional method of drawing circles to this audience then you should be able to receive conversation on alternative methods.
    And, if youíre serious about providing an instructional method, you should do so.

    See, not everyone has the exact sized hole saw they need? So, one can then draw a circle the size one needs, then drill a pilot hole and cut out the circle with a saw.
    Alternatively, one could use a smaller drill bit to drill a series of holes around the perimeter of said drawn hole, then clean up the edge with a rasp and file.

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    You know, where I work, we only rib the guys we like. Just saying.
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