Cutting Staves for Bucket


Old 01-19-02, 01:42 PM
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Question Cutting Staves for Bucket

Thank you for taking my question
I would like to know how do you measure the right with and angle
to cut staves for a bucket. I am pretty good at math so if there is a formula for the measurments I am sure I can figure the out
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Old 01-20-02, 10:22 PM
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The width is a personal preference. The smaller the width, the more "round" the bucket will appear. If you use only 6 staves, it will be a hexagonal bucket.

As to the angles, once you determine the number of staves (which is dependent on the width of each stave, and the diameter of the bucket), you can determine the angle by dividing 360 degrees by the number of staves.

To visualize this, say you were making a square or rectangular bucket, you would have 4 sides. Well, 360 divided by 4 says you will have 90 degree angles. A hexagonal bucket (six sides) would have 60 degree angles.

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