What's your issue with a 'helper'? A clamp is a 'helper'. Even a pile of rocks
can be a 'helper'. It would seem that you made the bad assumption that a
helper had to be the live kind.
You're not safe in your assumption about me not knowing the mathematical
answer either. With degrees in electrical engineering I'm no stranger to this
kind of basic math. It just isn't necessary to solve the problem.
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein
A reply with an answer is a `helper'. A reply with an answer to some
other question is a waste of bandwidth.
Anyone who has ever rubbed two sticks together knows how to hold in
position and set a bevel. Why would you jump in with advice so time
worn and obvious? Had you actually read the post, which asked for a
`mathmatical' solution, you might have just not replied since even with
your numerous degrees, you don't seem to have a clue how it would be
post here was on 19-Mar-2004 and in it you stated "I'm a lightweight
hobbyist". Your third post initiated this thread. From your initial statement
and the basic angle question you posed, I assumed you were a newbie to
Obviously I was wrong in this. Please forgive me for not recognizing your
vast experience and knowledge. It is now obvious to me that I will not be
able to offer any assistance or help to someone of your eminent stature.
Perhaps you could condescend and be so kind as to dispense with the
arrogance and share some of your masterful woodworking wisdom with
Sure ...How do you find the angle of ... Jsut kidding.
I will answer one though:
No drama, no fuss. I'm pretty sure this angle of cut can be
established before hand with a light weight calculation of some kind.
I'd hoped someone here would know it.
There is no "easy" answer. It's not "lightweight." But is has been
established beforehand, and is readily available, and all of this
waste of time would really now be better spent helping each other
build stuff instead of yelling at a computer screen. There's enough
spam and junk mail around already.
Todd, I'm sure that's the answer to my question. I assume "The Woodwright's Shop" is
a TV program - perhaps the other side of
Abram's NYW. That would be one excuse for my ignorance as I rarely spend more than an
hour or two per week in front of the TV. That
sounds like one I might like to check out. Now if I can find which section of the
newspaper has the TV listings...
Thanks for the reply.
Wichita, KS USA
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