an application of calculus to string inlay

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Blog entry by StLouisWoodworker posted 01-21-2017 09:14 PM 923 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you’re more than a little nerdy, you might like to learn how I used a bit of calculus in doing some string inlay. Just click on Calculus Meets String Inlay to read about it.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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#1 posted 01-21-2017 10:46 PM

Great article Don. I would have never thought to use Calculus to lay out the peaks and valleys of the cosinusoidal shape. When I took Latta’s class, even he had some difficulty describing how to lay it out. It made perfect sense to him, but was hard to describe. I will probably most likely defer to the “Joy of Using a String” first though. That’s a great tip and is most applicable to my skill with calculus. I still saved your article to reference though. Thanks!

-- Mike S., Illinois, South Pond Woodworks

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 02:46 AM

Mikeatsouthpond…. Thanks for your comment. Here’s another idea since you want to lay calculus to rest. Just route out the channel, lay some string (def 1 type) in the channel, mark the string at the appropriate points, pull out the string (def 1 string) and lay it against the string (type 2 string) and transfer the marks. Then the channel can be whatever shape it has and not necessarily cosinusoidal or even periodic. Let me know your thoughts about this.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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