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A Second Practical Mat(h) Problem

OK, here’s another problem inspired by matting pictures.  Suppose you have an image that you want to put in a standard 16″ by 20″ mat.  You can print the image any size, but want to keep the original 2:3 aspect ratio (meaning that the length will always be 50% longer than the width so you won’t […]

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Ideas For Shooting The Solar Eclipse In Miami With Phone Or Camera

I have some ideas for shooting the eclipse by either phone or SLR camera.  For those who haven’t heard, the next eclipse will be Monday, August 21st. In Miami, the eclipse will start around 1:30 pm, which is right after local apparent noon (when the sun crosses due south of us around 1:24 pm and […]

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Comments on Mat(h) Solution

I posted our first Simple Mat(h) Problem on April 27, 2017, and Jim Farrington submitted a solution a couple of weeks later. Here are a few more comments on the problem that I published (but in the wrong place). Although the mat cutter has no kerf, at the start of the cut the blade does […]

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A Simple Mat(h) Problem

Interesting math problems have always seemed to jump out of the woodwork at me. Here’s a simple geometry problem inspired by mat cutting. You don’t need a mat cutter or mat cutting experience to solve this problem, however. Starting with a regular 40″ by 60″ foam board, a 23″ (by 40″) slice had already been removed […]

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Another Method For Adjusting A Logan Sander

To download a printable version of this article (AdjustingSander.pdf), click here We have a Logan Precision Sander Elite Model F200-2 disk sander. It improves our picture frame miters to a “perfect 45°” after cutting the moulding to size on our miter saw. To maintain such perfection requires due diligence and occasional adjustment. How Do You […]

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Neutral Density Filters And Another “Brilliant Idea”?

A little over a year ago I was shopping for neutral density filters.  While doing my research, I triggered the following e-mail from the owner of Breakthrough Photography: Hello Bruce, My name is Graham and I’m the founder of Breakthrough Photography. I wanted to take a second to say hello and welcome you. Seriously, on […]

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An Optical Illusion

When we do the gallery wrap on our canvas prints, I usually take just a tad along the edge of the image and digitally stretch it to several times its original width to wrap around the edge of the frame. When we do that stretching, we set up an optical illusion. When the image is […]

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A Better New Way To Keep Your Mat Cutter Square

I have a faster and more accurate way to make sure my Logan Model 660 Framers Edge mat cutter is square that does not use a carpenter’s square. The procedure should be adaptable to other mat cutters also. I explain how in the article “Keeping Your Squaring Arm Square”, which is now on this website, […]