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Since calculators have now diverged... figured I'd repost some of my iOS calculators, that I've made and used.  They've been updated a bit... now you can either use the "USB to Wheel" measurement, or if you want to measure to the casing, FVB, etc., that is available in the app as "USB to Casing"... the calculators allow you to enter your own horizontal and vertical measurements, making it "less restricted".  So, for example, it can be used if you build your own FVB, or use a different machine.  (If you don't know what this means, stick to the "USB to Wheel"... then the h and v measurements are not relevant).  Some suggested measurements are given in the app.



An Angle Calculator to set the USB height, that works in the Apple Numbers app...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hr6d1b1yj3e95c1/USB%20Angle%20Calc-Universal%20%28Public0.6%29.numbers?dl=0

(To install click "Direct Download"  then "Copy to Numbers").


An Angle Calculator to set the USB height, that works in the GoCalc app...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1wggztavw313s5b/GoCalcAngleCalc_05.xml?dl=0

(To install click "Download" save the file TO A SEPARATE COMPUTER or DEVICE, then follow the instructions in the GoCalc app to "Import Calculations"... do not "Restore Backup").  You can't (from what I can tell), download the file to the device that has the GoCalc app on it... it installs the calculators via WiFi.  (This will actually install 2 calculators).

GoCalc app can be purchased thru the Apple Store (I have no affiliation)...

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/go-calc/id286287080


Just be advised... they don't come with any instructions... up to you to figure out how to install and use them... properly.  ;)


Added 3/8/21Here's a link to an Excel Spreadsheet, that will import into Google Sheets...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5d1ai7oomiss5se/Knife%20Angle%20Calculator%20%28Public%29.xlsx?dl=0

(Figured I'd add it since technically it will run in Google Sheets on iOS too...). ;) 


(I actually posted this before, here's a bit more info... https://www.tormek.com/forum/index.php?topic=4455.msg31776#msg31776 )

(These are alternatives to the Calcapp... giving the user a bit more info, and not having to re-enter the parameters every time the program starts.  The Calcapp app has the advantage of being easier to install and run).

All based on Dutchman's fine work!

Enjoy!   :)

Edit 7/29/20: Uploaded new files with minor format changes... (no change in results). ;)
Edit 8/6/20:  Uploaded new Numbers file with minor format changes... (no changes in results). ;)
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 12:59:06 am by cbwx34 »
Knife Sharpening Angle Calculators:
Calcapp Calculator-works on any platform
or, a couple of iOS Calculators

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 11:09:11 am »
CB,

If I may put my 0.02$ in, the displayed USB Top to Wheel Distance is by 0.02 mm smaller than the exact value.  ;)

It is of course fully negligible. The reason for it may be some rounding or number representation.

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 03:03:25 pm »
...the displayed USB Top to Wheel Distance is by 0.02 mm smaller than the exact value.  ;)
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I fixed it...   :D  :D  :D

Knife Sharpening Angle Calculators:
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or, a couple of iOS Calculators

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 08:05:14 pm »
CB,

thank you very much indeed!  :)

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 09:37:45 am »
Quite a difference.

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 10:47:50 pm »
If you're an Apple Numbers user... here's what I call a "Visual Angle Calculator" for setting the USB height for knife sharpening, (same calculator, different perspective... maybe gives an idea of what's going on?) :) ...



... can be downloaded here:  Visual Angle Calculator

Edit:  I changed the link... 'cause I added the FVB calculator...


« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 01:06:23 am by cbwx34 »
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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 05:20:57 pm »
Consider this the "iPad Version" of the above...  ::)



...if you're brave...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vrznl6nc3io8vss/Visual%20Angle%20Calc-iPad-%28PublicBeta%20.05%29.numbers?dl=0

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« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 01:51:45 pm by cbwx34 »
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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 11:17:13 pm »
i putt ur Data in my App and what comes out???

please don't get me wrong but that's exactly what I'm trying to explain to you but I've fallen on deaf ears so far :) if I want to use ur calculator I first have to take a course to understand everything. it could all be so simple :). so again you can shoot at sparrows with cannons or why simple if u can make it complicated. keep it simple is the goal. as you see on the result it really works.
with mine one sentence is enough to explain the whole thing i do not need a drawing and not almost a whole page to explain it :)


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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 11:38:48 pm »
i putt ur Data in my App and what comes out???

please don't get me wrong but that's exactly what I'm trying to explain to you but I've fallen on deaf ears so far :) if I want to use ur calculator I first have to take a course to understand everything. it could all be so simple :). so again you can shoot at sparrows with cannons or why simple if u can make it complicated. keep it simple is the goal. as you see on the result it really works.
with mine one sentence is enough to explain the whole thing i do not need a drawing and not almost a whole page to explain it :)

It's the same thing... just in picture form.  ;)   

Go hide the video you made on how to use your software... then see how many understand how to use it.   ;D
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or, a couple of iOS Calculators

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2020, 11:43:22 pm »
why i post this????
the only reason..... and i think i understand a bit off this stuff

if i watch ur Picture i get confused :)

but i know u do a lot of work with it and i respect that a lot.
cheers Hanns

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 11:48:34 pm »
why i post this????
the only reason..... and i think i understand a bit off this stuff

if i watch ur Picture i get confused :)

but i know u do a lot of work with it and i respect that a lot.
cheers Hanns

Ah I understand now.... yeah I can't argue that.  It does look like a mess without having some idea of what's going on.

I think of this as more of a "visual guide" to how it works, if that makes sense.  In reality, it probably does need a bit of explaining.  It wouldn't take much, but you're right, at first glance it does look confusing.

Thanks!

p.s.  Keep in mind... I still have the "simpler" options available... ;)  (I think you called them "ugly"). :D

« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 12:00:43 am by cbwx34 »
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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 09:57:45 am »
yes my dear i stick to it.....looks ugly and untidy :)
but, and you shouldn't ignore that.....it costs nothing :)

cheers Hanns

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 02:17:36 pm »
yes my dear i stick to it.....looks ugly and untidy :)
but, and you shouldn't ignore that.....it costs nothing :)

cheers Hanns

Yours needed a bit of work... I fixed it for you.  ;)   :D


(Translation of "USB to machine" and "USB to wheel" provided by Google Translate... no idea if it's right.)   :o
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 02:21:05 pm by cbwx34 »
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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2020, 07:44:32 pm »
I will check.
But why needed :) the final result is the same

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Re: iOS Calculator Options for Setting the Sharpening Angle on Knives...
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 08:23:15 pm »
I will check.
But why needed :) the final result is the same

Many use the "USB to Wheel" measurement, for example those who use this Angle Tool... and they can't use the "USB to Machine" measurement.

It can also be used if you don't have the Horizontal and Vertical measurements available, or to check the accuracy, etc.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 08:40:02 pm by cbwx34 »
Knife Sharpening Angle Calculators:
Calcapp Calculator-works on any platform
or, a couple of iOS Calculators