The largest volume of a [sorry for this] parallelopiped happens when
it's a cube, all sides equal. Disallowing kerfs etc, if the wood is
much longer than the width there would be too much waste doing that,
so it gets more complicated.
I'm heading for bed having been sick for two weeks, but will get back
tomorrow to show how to cut for maximum volume in that case ....if I
remember. Again there is no allowance for kerfs, so that will have to
be taken into account later as well. It involves a bit of math
finding max volume given some variable dimensions. It's not too
tough, but I'm under the weather just now.
The original link was
<http://www.netexperts.cc/~lambertm/Wood/nowaste.html but that appears
to be a dead link.
I have a printout from that site and did save a copy of the html page
and the gif showing how to lay out the cuts on a board.
I've posted it at <http://www.balderstone.ca/nowaste/nowaste.html
Mark Lambert, if you're reading this... Please let us know where your
site has moved to and I'll pull this off mine. I googled for you but
didn't find your new site.
On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 12:25:03 -0600, Dave Balderstone
The images don't seen to be linked, Dave. Could you check that
please? I most likely misunderstood the original question, so I'd be
interested for sure in seeing what it's about.
That's noted on the page I posted where I wrote "The only graphic I
have a full version of is the one below at the right."
I only have one full sized image of the board plan. That is linked.
The other images are not linked. Sorry, but I won't be making any
effort to rectify that.
The missing graphics are pictures of the box the author made and are
not critical to the technique nor particularly illustrative.
If posting the page is of no value, please let me know and I'll pull it
and save the disk space on the server as well as the bandwidth. No
Thank you, Dave! This is the precise page I was looking for. I
appreciate the trouble you went to getting that page up.
Thanks also to Charlie B who took the time to email me his solution. It
is interesting to compare the two slightly different solutions.
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