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  • mattF58 made the instructable Pirate's Treasure Chest1 year ago
    Pirate's Treasure Chest

    Thanks again. check it out. Inspired by your idea. I'm almost finished. Here is my iteration.no paint yet. no hardware yet. I made the front and back from tongue/groove with a nice beadboard pattern.I tapered my box front and rear at 10 degrees. I left the sides vertical.I added faux "framing" to the box - image 4

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  • mattF58 commented on makendo's instructable Pirate's Treasure Chest1 year ago
    Pirate's Treasure Chest

    your calculations on 18 beams is correct. see my comment above. @ 5 degrees you only need 18 beams to make a semicircle

    The build looks great. I love it. I am starting to make it myself. As I was getting started I noticed that the calculation is slightly incorrect.I am super sorry about this but the math is slightly incorrect on the semi-circle. A polygon with a 20 degree exterior angle (10 degrees on 2 boards) has 18 sides (9 for 1/2 of the polygon, or 1/2 of the circle). Therefore 1/2 of the polygon would have 9 sides, IF you are using a 10 degree chamfer.A 20 sided polygon (10 "sides" for half a "circle") has an exterior angle of 18 degrees (9 degrees per board) AND the beginning and ending boards will not be "vertical" but that's not a big deal.So, EITHER use 10 degree and 9 boardsOR10 boards and 9 degreessorry but the math is the math

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  • mattF58 commented on DavidL814's instructable Rustic Wood Chest Toybox1 year ago
    Rustic Wood Chest Toybox

    Sorry for the late reply.Here are my 2 versions:v1 - stained. I used the "other" side of the tongue and groove for the external of the box (one side has more "texture"). Hemp rope handles. I modified height to 4x boards tall. I lopped off the bottom groove and top tonguev2 (in progress) - painted, used kreg/pocket screws in lieu of the internal 2x2 vertical supports. I used the original side of the T&G for the external of the box. I built up a lid/top in lieu of the simple panel top.

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  • mattF58 commented on Tuomas Soikkeli's instructable Diy "Old" Coffee Table2 years ago
    Diy "Old" Coffee Table

    Where did you get the railroad track? LOL.It looks great.

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