Equilateral Footstool-Design Drawing

OK, it was driving me crazy.  So for posterity and for those who may be playing along, I worked up a design drawing for the Equilateral Footstool.

equilateral_footstool

Greg Merritt

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7 Responses to Equilateral Footstool-Design Drawing

  1. Mike Hamilton says:

    As I read this, it appears the stool top is 3.5 modules from center to center of the circles defining the points. I don’t see the radius of the circle described. Or am I missing the info somewhere?

    Regards,
    Mike

    • Greg Merritt says:

      Hi Mike…the radius is 1 module. This can be found a couple of ways.

      First, using the lower left circle, by running a horizontal line from the extended arc out to the modul bar.

      Second, my preferred method. These drawings are scaled to the included module key. Set a pair of dividers to the radius of the circle directly on the drawing and test that divider setting on the module key. You should read 1 module.

      I used 72mm as my module, but you can substitute any reasonable distance and the drawing still works the same. For instance. You may want a stool that is 16″ from the floor to the bottom of the base. Since this distance is 4 modules on the drawing, your new distance for 1 module is 4″. You could then lay out the entire stool with two pair of dividers. One pair set at 4″ (1 module) and one pair set at 2″ (1/2 module). Simply step off all of the indicated distances per the drawing with your new module settings.

      Hope that makes sense.

      • Mike Hamilton says:

        Many thanks. I wanted to intuit that (looking at option 1) but got stuck looking at the half circle and thinking diameter – which obviously wasn’t right. Just another “Doh” moment in old age…..

  2. Another drawing for the (maybe/perhaps/possible) upcoming booklet…???

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