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    Default Calculating coopering angles and stock thickness (to make drums, cylinders etc)

    I made up this spreadsheet to calculate coopering angles and stock thickness needed, when making drums, curved containers, barrels etc.

    If you know what size cylinder you are after, and the wall thickness you want, this will tell you how thick to cut the staves, how many you need, and what angles to set on the table saw.
    Conversely, if you know the stock thickness you have, and you plug in the number of staves, and the angle you set, it'll tell you what size cylinder you'll end up with.

    Hopefully others will find it useful.

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    Ok, sounds good, but where is the spreadsheet?
    Last edited by Big Shed; 22nd Feb 2017 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Unnecessary quote removed

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    The OP is 6 years old. Most attachments, especially pictures, from that era vanished a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Ok, sounds good, but where is the spreadsheet?
    Thanks, yes I have just been reading about that disaster.

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