Few days ago I completed a project, but since then I am again in a phase of forced inactivity
Anyway, for this project I needed an ellipse!
– a ruler,
– 2 pins,
– a piece of string,
– some paper
(Use the wrapping paper offered for free in some shops, it’s large paper width and is ideal to make patterns… ).
I want to achieve an ellipse 44 cm wide [AB] and 24 cm high [CD].
O is the center of this ellipse.
Without moving the C pin, rotate the second pin on the [OB] segment to get the point F.
Remove the pins from the string and mark the [AB] segment length.
By dragging the pencil on the string you will be able to trace your ellipse, passing through A, B, C & D points.
I kept the nice (AC) circle segment and folding my paper I replicated it on the other arc segments.