Creating The Golden Section


 
To make the Golden Section tool, you need to know how to measure exactly where to mark the spot for the hole that will connect the two flat strips. That measurement is usually referred to as the Golden Section.
 
 
 
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    Draw a straight line, then draw a perpendicular from one end of the line, to a distance equal to half the length of the first line.

     
     
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    Draw a line connecting the two lines so they form a right triangle.

     
     
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    With a compass, draw an arc, the length of the leg of the triangle, so it cuts the hypotenuse.

     
     
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    Draw an arc with the point of the compass positioned at the other acute angle, from the point at which the first arc cut the hypotenuse down to the baseline. The baseline is now divided into a Golden Section. .

     
     
    The above was adapted from a great webpage titled The Golden Mean. You can find it in the Resources section.


 
 

 
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