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The Elusive Ellipse

Plot an ellipse using simple geometry in 4 minutes or less – really! By Freddy Roman Pages 54-57 As a furniture maker with a fondness for the Federal period, I’m interested in the ellipse-shaped decorative details that regularly appear in furniture from the era. When I study these details, I think of master craftsmen of the day...