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    SOMETHING NEW! Mortise and Tenon Calculator

    A few people have asked me about a mortise and tenon calculator.
    I'd always thought it was a bit too basic for a dedicated calculator, but have had a go at one anyway.

    It might help in...
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    Dozen is another weird one. Funny how...

    Dozen is another weird one.
    Funny how Australian chooks never went Metric with the rest of us in the 60's, and still lay eggs 12 to a box.
    And a bakers dozen. Now that makes sense. 12 = 13
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    I suppose it depends whether you're talking about...

    I suppose it depends whether you're talking about the US Meter or the English Metre or Meter.
    The English Meter can vary greatly in size, depending on what it measures. My water meter, for example,...
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    Metric must be inferior. Look what it did to NASA...

    Metric must be inferior. Look what it did to NASA CNN - Metric mishap caused loss of NASA orbiter - September 30, 1999
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    How do your calculations (and finished results)...

    How do your calculations (and finished results) match up with this kerf calculator? https://www.blocklayer.com/kerf-spacing.aspx
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    They tried it here in QLD in 1989...

    They tried it here in QLD in 1989 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland_daylight_saving_referendum,_1992
    We used to get to work (laying blocks) and wait for daylight to start work.
    Going through...
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    If we have 1 hour daylight savings every day,...

    If we have 1 hour daylight savings every day, shouldn't we get an extra day (long weekend holiday) every 24 days?
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    SOMETHING NEW! Post and Panel (Fence) Spacing Calculator

    I've just added a new calculator to blocklayer.com that works out post and panel spacings (fences) with the panels between the posts. (The other fence calculator is for rails attached to one side of...
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    Good point Bob, it doesn't look all that accurate...

    Good point Bob, it doesn't look all that accurate when the measurements don't add up.
    The rounding error happens a lot with length divisions not adding to the exact correct total.
    It's easy to add...
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    Segmented Turning Calculator

    The other day someone asked me about a segmented turning calculator. But they got their email wrong so I can't reply to ask for details and help.
    I'm not a woodturner, but going off the geometry,...
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    SOMETHING NEW! Centre Join Calculator with Templates

    I've just added a template generator / calculator to blocklayer.com that will work out cutting angles to join 3 to 16 members radially in the centre, flat or on an angle.
    ...
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    I think its ironic that Australia ditched Pounds...

    I think its ironic that Australia ditched Pounds Shillings and Pence and adopted the US style Dollars and Cents in the 1960s (I had a 5 cent coin months before we converted).
    Remember this:...
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    Just out of interest, I wonder how accurate your...

    Just out of interest, I wonder how accurate your phones 'Inclinometer' is compared to one of these things.

    Lots of level/angle finding apps available for phones, but you can also just use web apps...
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    Have a look at this adjustable printable clock...

    Have a look at this adjustable printable clock face template generator.
    https://www.blocklayer.com/clock-face.aspx
    You can make a template up to 900 mm diameter, and print it over multiple A4 pages...
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    Kerf Cutting Calculator

    Someone asked me about a Kerf Cutting Calculator, to work out the number, width and spacing of cuts to form a curve in a piece of timber.
    Looks like more of an art to me, than something you can...
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    Imperial and Metric work really well together....

    Imperial and Metric work really well together.
    Just ask NASA
    https://www.wired.com/2010/11/1110mars-climate-observer-report/
  17. Quarter windows were great. Even better was to...

    Quarter windows were great. Even better was to drive along with hat in hand out the main window, channeling outside air into the cabin on those really hot days.
    Geez it was hot in my HG Holden in...
  18. SOMETHING NEW! Clock Face Templates - Add images and text

    I've been playing around with the Clock Face Template Generator on blocklayer.com and added the functionality from the ticket printing app https://www.raffleprinter.com/basictickets so now you can...
  19. SOMETHING NEW! Pyramid Calculator - Dimensions Angles Areas Volumes

    I've just added a Pyramid Calculator to blocklayer.com that some of you may find useful.

    https://www.blocklayer.com/pyramid-calculator.aspx

    It works out all (?) dimensions, angles, areas and...
  20. SOMETHING NEW! The template generator sliders only change the...

    The template generator sliders only change the total length, and the Y and X points to control the shape of the curve.
    The start and end points on the Y axis remain at 0 (top of bounding rectangle)...
  21. SOMETHING NEW! The template generator uses a quadratic Bézier...

    The template generator uses a quadratic Bézier curve (as defined https://www.w3schools.com/tags/canvas_quadraticcurveto.asp ) which only has 2 control points, as opposed to a cubic Bézier curve,...
  22. SOMETHING NEW! Full Scale Adjustable Printable Bézier Curve Templates

    I've just added full scale Bezier Curve template generators to blocklayer.com, to mark out uneven curves.
    Printable Adjustable Full Scale BĂ©zier Curve Templates - Metric

    Drag sliders to change...
  23. Yes, US Gallons. I've labelled it US now. Will...

    Yes, US Gallons. I've labelled it US now.
    Will add the option of either US or Imperial.
    Thanks for pointing that out.
  24. Fuel consumption conversions - mpg - km per litre - litres per 100 km

    I'm still getting my head around litres per 100 km. It's one thing I still have trouble with after we went Metric. (from Miles per Gallon)
    With low mpg numbers (~15) a change of 1 mpg makes a large...
  25. SOMETHING NEW! Arched Fence or Gate Paling Length Calculator

    There's a new calculator on blocklayer.com to work out paling lengths and spacings for fences (and gates?) with arched top.


    Arched Fence Paling Lengths and Spacing Calculator - Metric


    The...
  26. For a 3" pulley rotating at 2770 RPM I get ~435...

    For a 3" pulley rotating at 2770 RPM I get ~435 in/sec surface speed (2175.6 ft/min)
    Here's a calculator to make working it out easier Pulley Calculator. RPM, Belt Length, Speed, Animated Diagrams
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    SOMETHING NEW! Printable Centre Rulers

    Ever thought about buying a centre ruler? Print these paper ones out first, to see how they work and try them out.

    Printable Adjustable Centre Rulers - Metric

    You can enter the work width to...
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    SOMETHING NEW! Make your own Conversion Tables

    I've just put up a new all purpose Conversion Table generator on blocklayer.com that some of you may find useful.
    Create and Print Conversion Tables at any Conversion Factor

    Just enter the...
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    SOMETHING NEW! Card and Ticket Printing

    I've just put up a browser based card and ticket printing app on blocklayer.com some of you may find useful.
    You can design (sequentially numbered) cards or tickets online and create a PDF file to...
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    If you think your insurance premium is high, try...

    If you think your insurance premium is high, try getting a quote (online or by phone) with a postcode of 4873 (North QLD)

    (Really, give it a go)
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    SOMETHING NEW! I just changed it to go straight to the PDF page,...

    I just changed it to go straight to the PDF page, with the same settings as the currently displayed graph paper diagram (page size, orientation etc) so no need to change settings on the other page....
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    SOMETHING NEW! Sorry about that Cliff. Looks like I had a...

    Sorry about that Cliff.
    Looks like I had a missing file.
    Should work OK now.

    Thanks for letting me know.
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    SOMETHING NEW! Thanks Nathanael, fixed now. That happens a lot...

    Thanks Nathanael, fixed now.
    That happens a lot with those buttons.
    Might be the time for a site wide search for 'Calcualte' again.
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    SOMETHING NEW! Printable Graph Paper

    I've just put up an adjustable printable Graph Paper generator on blocklayer.com that might come in handy for woodworking projects.

    Printable Adjustable Graph Paper - Metric

    Lots of similar...
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    Yes, all the calculators (and the site itself)...

    Yes, all the calculators (and the site itself) are my work.

    But lots of the calculators come as a result of realizing their need, from participating in excellent forums like this (...
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    Thanks for posting the link to the Metalwork...

    Thanks for posting the link to the Metalwork forum Kryn.
    If you know of anyone else, or other forums that might benefit from the calculators, please let them know also.

    Also, many of the...
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    Spoked Wheel Templates

    I've just updated the wheel template generator tool on blocklayer.com

    Printable Hub, Spoke and Spindle Templates - Metric

    Now you can just drag the sliders to adjust diameters, spoke number etc...
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    For beginning hand cut dovetails, don't forget...

    For beginning hand cut dovetails, don't forget the paper templates at:

    Hand Cut Dovetail Templates for Beginners. Metric and Imperial

    They can make it easier to mark the cuts out.
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    HEADS UP New Clock Face Template Generator

    There's a new Clock Face Template Generator on blocklayer.com, that some may find useful.

    Full Scale Adjustable Printable Clock Face Templates - Metric

    Drag the Slider to adjust full size...
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    How accurate (for square) is a sheet of paper? I...

    How accurate (for square) is a sheet of paper?
    I often use a sheet of A4 to test for square on printed paper plans and on-screen diagrams.
    Maybe not extremely accurate, or accurate enough to check...
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    HEADS UP New Gazebo Calculator

    There's a new Gazebo Calculator on blocklayer.com.

    Gazebo Plan Calculator - All Creepers - Metric


    This one doesn't have the centre nogging and half rafter options, but works out all the...
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    Right angle using a sheet of (A4) paper? I...

    Right angle using a sheet of (A4) paper?
    I often use a sheet of paper on-screen to check right angles.
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    Mathematics is a funny thing. Blocklayers use it...

    Mathematics is a funny thing. Blocklayers use it all day long (but please don't tell them).
    When you have to physically move tons of blocks each day, working out how many, what type and where to...
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    Have you tried my adjustable Text Template...

    Have you tried my adjustable Text Template Generator? Large Printable Text and Number Templates - Metric and Imperial

    You can download 50 odd Google fonts (hit the Add Multiple Web Fonts button),...
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    This Hub and Spoke marking template generator...

    This Hub and Spoke marking template generator might help marking your jig: http://www.blocklayer.com/hub-spokes.aspx
    You can also easily add and remove spokes to see what looks best.
    Once you get...
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    SOMETHING NEW! I'll add something like fly said to find...

    I'll add something like fly said to find Latitude, and have already added the Northern/Southern hemisphere option (thanks Joe)
    Will also look at the vertical sundials.

    There's also now a template...
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    SOMETHING NEW! Sun Dial Template Generator

    Someone asked me how to work out the markings on a Sun Dial, so: http://www.blocklayer.com/sun-dial.aspx

    Put in your Latitude and the diameter of the dial, and it draws a full scale printable...
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    SOMETHING NEW! New Stair Calculator

    People have been asking about a stair calculator where the top tread is level with the upper floor, so:

    http://www.blocklayer.com/stairs/stairs-toplevel.aspx

    The top tread is level with the...
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    Next time you need scaled drawings like that,...

    Next time you need scaled drawings like that, take a look at this: (but not on your Android)

    http://www.blocklayer.com/polygon-templates.aspx

    Not as satisfying as drawing them up by hand, but...
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    Thanks Joe. Ill add the incremental full length...

    Thanks Joe.
    Ill add the incremental full length lines.
    At the moment, the marked points start in from the join edges of the template, so there's no point right on the edge.
    Could the full length...
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