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Max Power

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Can anyone tell me what the radius of an arc will be if the chord is 10ft and the height is 1 1/2 ins
 

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:shock: :shock: Thanks everyone. I think I'll just bend a piece of wood to form the curve then :)
 

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bugbear":3cnslcom said:
Alan Jones":3cnslcom said:
:shock: :shock: Thanks everyone. I think I'll just bend a piece of wood to form the curve then :)
There are other ways, that don't use trammels (or centres).

advise-on-creating-a-beam-with-width-way-curve-instrument-t60936-15.html

Don't worry about the maths - just use the method.

BugBear
Yes that'd work if you can find two 10ft straight edges and some means of joining them at 1.432º making a 20ft bevel, and a big enough workshop to operate it in i.e. at least 30ft required. It might take 4 or 5 people to help you manhandle it.

To be realistic a 1.5" height arch at 10ft long would be barely noticeable and somewhat pointless, unless there is another non-visual reason for it.
 
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