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Episode 37 – A summary and where we are headed.

After the long hard recent posts it seemed like a good time to take a look at where we have been and to look down the road at where we are headed.

In this blog / podcast I have talked so far about measuring things and geometry.

We started with a line and how to

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Episode 36 – A summary of a right triangle and trigonometry.

When I started this web site my goal is to talk about the things I like and instruct others to do the same. The goal is for the most part to not present plans and step-by-step instructions, but more to present ways to reason through problems and come up with solutions. Technique and knowledge is

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Episode 35 – A circle, angles, and a triangle.

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In this post we switch gears again and present some math to help us calculate and understand some things.

It will be helpful to review Episode 17 Triangle & Complementary Angles and Episode 24 Ratio and Proportion and Right Triangles before listening to this episode..

First I define a special type of circle. The radius

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Episode 34 – Cutting and Sawing Part 3

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This episode talks about fixtures and setups to do highly accurate cuts with a portable circuilar saw. The same information as contained on this blog is also available in a pdf file. Cutting and Sawing Part 3 Notes.

The first thing discussed is the necessity to try to support the piece of wood

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I missed getting one out today.

I apologize, but I was not able to finish the post I had intended for today. Too many family commitments. I will be working hard to get it done tomorrow.

Gary

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Episode 33 – Cutting and Sawing Part 2

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In this episode I discuss the various adjustments and features of a portable circular saw, sometimes called a Skill Saw. This episode builds upon the material talked about in Episode 31. Although everything is talked about in the audio of this file, it was necessary to add a lot of visual in this also. I

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Always something to learn.

I have been working hard at producing content. However, just like building a building, if the foundation is not built strong, square and true, it is very tough to keep building up on top of it.

I just recently discovered I have had some settings wrong, and I think I know how I have been

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A temporary change

I am temporarily disabling comments on posts. It seems as if I have become the target of some kind of spamming robot for people attempting to build SEO. I guess I will have to spend time this weekend finding out about crap instead of moving ahead. 🙁

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Episode 32 – Voting with your dollars.

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In this post I talk about how we all vote each and every day. We vote by how we spend our money and how we conserve the resources around us. We vote every time we buy and throw away things. We vote when we consume, especially when we consume needlessly. In the past people made

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Episode 31 – Cutting and Sawing part 1

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This is the first of probably three episodes talking about cutting and sawing. The main topics are saw set, and the number of teeth per inch on saw blades and the width of the saw cut, or saw kerf created by the saw blade.

Binding of the saw blade is discussed and the reason for

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