Ring Divider Template

TallGary

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I always struggled to get a repeating design evenly spaced around a ring or other circular area. My usual method was to measure the OD of the ring, calculate the circumference, divide by the number of spaces, set my dividers, and inch-worm my way arond the ring. Never did get it to come out even. Always a little adjusting to smooth out the divisions. It never looked bad, but I knew it really wasn't as nice as I wanted to make it.

I finally sat down with a CAD program, switched to polar coordinates and made up some templates to use when laying out a variety of divisions around a ring or similar object. The first link is to a PDF file that prints a 8 1/2 x 11 page of templates. You can use this alone or with the spacing guide at the second link. There are two pages in the second PDF, one for spacing on the "face" of the ring, the other for spacing designs on the "side wall" or edge of a ring.

Now the layout is very quick and very even -- no more hiding half a space in the pattern.

I hope you find them helpful.

Thanks to Sam for uploading the PDFs to his server when we couldn't load directly to the posting.

http://igraver.com/pdf/Ring%20Dividers.pdf

http://igraver.com/pdf/Ring%20Layout%20Spacing%20Guide.pdf
 

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I always struggled to get a repeating design evenly spaced around a ring or other circular area. My usual method was to measure the OD of the ring, calculate the circumference, divide by the number of spaces, set my dividers, and inch-worm my way arond the ring. Never did get it to come out even. Always a little adjusting to smooth out the divisions. It never looked bad, but I knew it really wasn't as nice as I wanted to make it.

I finally sat down with a CAD program, switched to polar coordinates and made up some templates to use when laying out a variety of divisions around a ring or similar object. The first link is to a PDF file that prints a 8 1/2 x 11 page of templates. You can use this alone or with the spacing guide at the second link. There are two pages in the second PDF, one for spacing on the "face" of the ring, the other for spacing designs on the "side wall" or edge of a ring.

Now the layout is very quick and very even -- no more hiding half a space in the pattern.

I hope you find them helpful.

Thanks to Sam for uploading the PDFs to his server when we couldn't load directly to the posting.

http://igraver.com/pdf/Ring Dividers.pdf

http://igraver.com/pdf/Ring Layout Spacing Guide.pdf
Those are the charts I was referencing in my previous post. Thanks for resurrecting them.
 

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