Table of contents for Popular woodworking practical shop math / Tom Begnal.

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi 
PART ONE 
Basic Woodshop 
Arithmetic 
CHAPTER 1
Understanding Fractions 
What Is a Fraction? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 
Reading Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 
Fractions and Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 
Types of Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 
Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms . . . . 4 
Raising Fractions to Higher Terms . . . . . 5 
Equivalent Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 
Making a Whole Number a Fraction . . . . 6 
Common Denominators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 
Like Fractions and Unlike Fractions . . . . 8 
Mixed Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
CHAPTER 2
Working With Fractions 
Adding Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 
Subtracting Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 
Multiplying Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 
Dividing Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CHAPTER 3
Understanding Decimals 
Place Value and Decimals . . . . . . . . . . 30 
The Place Value Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 
Zero as a Placeholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 
Adding Zero to the End of a 
Decimal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 
Comparing Decimals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 
Changing a Decimal to a Fraction . . . . . 34 
Changing a Fraction to a Decimal . . . . . 35 
CHAPTER 4
Working With Decimals 
Adding Decimals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 
Subtracting Decimals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 
Multiplying Decimals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 
Dividing Decimals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 
Changing a Fraction to a Decimal . . . . . 52
CHAPTER 5 
Powers and Roots 
Understanding Powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 
Understanding Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 
Finding the Roots of a Number . . . . . . . 59
PART TWO 
Basic Woodshop Geometry
CHAPTER 6 
Common Geometric Shapes 
Plane Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 
Solid Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
CHAPTER 7 
Plane Figure Formulas 
Triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 
Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 
Rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 
Rhomboid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 
Rhombus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 
Trapezoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 
Trapezium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 
Regular Pentagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 
Regular Hexagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 
Regular Octgaon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 
Regular Decagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 
Regular Dodecagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 
Ellipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 
Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 
CHAPTER 8 
Solid Figure Formulas 
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 
Right Rectangular Prism . . . . . . . . . . . 90 
Right Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 
Right Cone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 
Right Square Pyramid . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 
Right Rectangular Pyramid . . . . . . . . . . 92 
Right Pyramid (General Formula) . . . . . 92 
Sphere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
CHAPTER 9 
Basic Geometric 
Constructions 
The Basic Constructions 
Step by Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 
Construction Decorative Patterns 
Step by Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 
Angles From Triangles . . . . . . . . . . . 114
CHAPTER 10 
Basic Geometric Theorems 
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PART THREE 
Using Math in the Woodshop
CHAPTER 11 
Enlarging Grid Patterns 
The Grid Square Method . . . . . . . . . . 124 
The Photocopy Method . . . . . . . . . . . 128
CHAPTER 12 
Simplifying Compound 
Angles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
CHAPTER 13 
Solving Right Triangles 
Using the Pythagorean Theorem . . . . . 137 
Using Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 
Contents v
CHAPTER 14 
Applying Handy Woodshop Formulas 
Determining Wood Moisture Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 
Determining Side Lengths for Polygons 146 
Miter Angles for Polygons . . . . . . . . . 147 
Arc Formulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 
Particleboard Shelf-Span Formulas . . . 151 
Determining Band Saw Blade 
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 
Pulley Formulas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 
Temperature Conversion Formulas . . . 158 
How to Calculate Board Feet . . . . . . . 158 
Board Footage Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 
Calculating the Weight of a Board Foot 161 
Table of Specific Gravity . . . . . . . . . . 163
CHAPTER 15 
Converting a Photograph Into a Dimensioned Drawing 
Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 
Proportion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 
The Cross Product Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 
Using Proportion to Dimension a 
Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
CHAPTER 16 
Reading the Micrometer and Vernier Caliper 
The Micrometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 
The Vernier Caliper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Appendix 
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 
Conversion Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 
Table of Powers and Roots . . . . . . . . 194 
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Woodwork -- Mathematics.
Shop mathematics.