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Shop Math: Measuring & Leveling

Shop Math: Measuring & Leveling videos by Kevin CaronIf you want to fabricate metal, you need an understanding of math.

"I'm amazed how often I need math," says sculptor Kevin Caron.

Enjoy these how-to videos in which Kevin shows tips and tricks that help you do the math you need in the shop or studio ....

How to Refine a Design
How to Refine a Design
Jan 18, 2017
Kevin is making a change in his 3D printer filament sizing setup.

He explains that the companies ... read more

How to Use a Magnetic Level - and Why You'd Want To
How to Use a Magnetic Level - and Why You'd Want To
Sep 07, 2016
Kevin shows one of a set of sculptures he is working on, Shade and Shadow. It has a 3/8" rod running... read more

Shop Math: How to Convert Weight to Length the Old-fashioned Way
Shop Math: How to Convert Weight to Length the Old-fashioned Way
Feb 02, 2016
Kevin is getting ready to spool up some filament for his 3D printer. A new - well, old - tool is goi... read more

How Do You Make Something Stand Up Straight?
How Do You Make Something Stand Up Straight?
Jan 27, 2016
When you want to make something stand up straight, what do you measure against? If you have a large,... read more

Shop Math: How to Calculate and Cut a Fitted Angle
Shop Math: How to Calculate and Cut a Fitted Angle
Sep 23, 2015
Kevin is calculating how he needs to lay out a fountain he has been commissioned to make. He's using... read more

How to Plan a Fabrication Project for Accurate Results
How to Plan a Fabrication Project for Accurate Results
Jan 14, 2015
Kevin is working on a commissioned sculpture called read more

How to Plan How Much Steel You'll Need for a Sculpture
How to Plan How Much Steel You'll Need for a Sculpture
Apr 23, 2014
Kevin is looking at a hemisphere covered with chalk marks that will be the basis of a large sculptur... read more

How to Create the Project You Dreamed Of - Keeping Things Straight and Level
How to Create the Project You Dreamed Of - Keeping Things Straight and Level
Jun 20, 2013
Kevin is working on some plant climbers made of 1" solid steel rod that will break up the space on a... read more

How to Draw a Right Triangle Without a Square
How to Draw a Right Triangle Without a Square
Dec 21, 2011
Kevin explains how to get an accurate corner without a square by using a tape measure and a simple f... read more

How to Space Items Evenly and Easily
How to Space Items Evenly and Easily
Aug 03, 2011
As he starts a new metal sculpture, Kevin provides tips and tricks for how to evenly space component... read more

Shop Math: Measuring With Calipers
Shop Math: Measuring With Calipers
Jan 19, 2011
Machinist and sculptor Chuck Girard shows Kevin how to make easy measurements using calipers, keepin... read more

Shop Math: How to Find the Center of Anything
Shop Math: How to Find the Center of Anything
Jan 06, 2011
Kevin shares a quick and easy way to find the center of any irregular piece of sheet metal, wood, pa... read more

Shop Math: How to Find the Center of a Circle
Shop Math: How to Find the Center of a Circle
Dec 22, 2010
Kevin explains how to find the center of a circle using "shop math."... read more

Working With Metal: How to Use a Laser Level
Working With Metal: How to Use a Laser Level
Jun 09, 2010
When he needed to cut off all the bells on the recent commission Arabesque at the same level, artist... read more

Working With Metal: How to Make it Level
Working With Metal: How to Make it Level
Jun 03, 2010
Kevin is ready to hang the bells on his sound sculpture Arabesque, but he needs to make sure the bel... read more