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Offset Sine patterns: amplitude vs spacing

Discussion in 'Engine Turning/Guilloché' started by billooms, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. billooms

    billooms Member

    At the OTI symposium I was cutting some guilloche patterns and I talked with a few people about the trade-off of spacing versus amplitude for offset sine wave patterns. I decided to write out my way of calculating the offset (for a given amplitude) or calculating the amplitude (for a desired cut spacing). See the attached pdf file with the math. Also attached are xls spreadsheets so that you don't have to worry about the math. For Mac users, there is a .dmg disk image that can be used with Apple's "Numbers" spreadsheet.

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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  2. Jeff_Edwards_TX

    Jeff_Edwards_TX Administrator

    Wonderful stuff. Thanks Bill.
  3. Celia

    Celia New Member

    Thnks so much bill!!!
  4. Frank Dorion

    Frank Dorion New Member

    Thanks, Bill for your continuing generosity in sharing your OT knowledge. For those of us for whom OT still holds many mysteries, information such as your guilloche math is invaluable and very much appreciated.