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    Re: Plotting tools
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2008 May 30, 08:24 -0400
    Gary writes:

    Bill wrote:
    My favorite French Curve is a profile of an unclad young woman. Green
    plastic. Based on the pose she is apparently seated on a flat surface (but
    no butt indent), with one leg extended and the knee of the other leg raised.
    Same genre as the naked woman (in chrome) on a truck mud flap.
    
    While it has limited practical use, it does make digging through a taboret
    drawer full of French Curves/ship's curves, circle and ellipse templates,
    flexible curves etc. a bit more enjoyable.



    I still carry in my flight bag a set of dividers for measuring distances on sectional flight charts (scale 1:500,000) based on the same idea. The tips of the dividers are the toes of the young lady's feet and a scale reads out distances based on their separation.

    gl


    Bill wrote:
    Don't recognize that title offhand, but wasn't he the one who invented
    the French Curve (hopefully that remark doesn't date me even further...
    ;-))?
    
    Woof!
        
    
    My favorite French Curve is a profile of an unclad young woman. Green
    plastic. Based on the pose she is apparently seated on a flat surface (but
    no butt indent), with one leg extended and the knee of the other leg raised.
    Same genre as the naked woman (in chrome) on a truck mud flap.
    
    While it has limited practical use, it does make digging through a taboret
    drawer full of French Curves/ship's curves, circle and ellipse templates,
    flexible curves etc. a bit more enjoyable.
    
    Bill B.
    
    
    
    
    
    
      


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