This isn’t anything I am going to be needing right away as cutting Dovetails is still quite a bit above my skill level but a friend sent me a link to this and I thought I would share it for those of you who may need to cut some in your adventures of making metal chips.
The actual math involved is Trigonometry and I can barely spell it, let alone do it.
This calculator does all that for you. So instead of this,
You go HERE, and punch in a few numbers after you have done the measuring.
Could be very handy for numerically illiterate Joes like me or just a quick and easy method to save time for those who do know advanced math.
I can make change for a dollar easy enough but anything past fairly basic math has me pulling off my shoes and socks so I can count my toes.
Never was good at Math and was told by my 9th grade teacher That after his class I would never have to take another math class.
Way cool I thought, so I didn’t.
He was very wrong about that I found out the hard way later.
I was in the very first year of mandatory competency testing. Lo and behold when I finally go back to school as a Senior I am informed that I have passed zero competency tests in math.
I had to start at the very beginning in remedial math and take multiple classes so that I could take 4 years worth of competency tests in one year.
When you try and cram all that in your head you resort to survival mode. Study for the coming test so you can pass it, then immediately forget what you just studied so that you can concentrate on studying for what is coming up on the next test.
Rinse and repeat.
I made it.