Other pages: Jan's Dad, Collis & Nancy, the Wake, Sayings, The CMHs

The Breck Chapel burned down about a year after Dad died. Martin Vinik said: "I guess you can take it with you."

Affectionately known as the Magnificent Obsession.

(Also, dome below)

Given an angle and two diagonals, construct a rhomboid - not by
trial and error.

A rhomboid is a parallelogram in which the adjacent sides are unequal.

- Let A be 1/2 of the longer diagonal, B be 1/2 of the shorter diagonal.
- Create point D by dropping a perpendicular line from a distance A - (A-B)/4 down to a line that is at 45 degrees from the horizontal axis and runs thru the center.
- Use that as a radius to find point D on the horizontal.
- Draw a line at 1/2 of the angle from that point.
- Where it intersects the circle of radius B is where a corner is. The rhomboid is determined.

A poster created by Nicky showing many of the workiing documents, including
the back of a popcorn box.
Extra large version |
A working drawing that gives a little insight into how he solved it. | The same solution as above with out white out. This is dated 7-25-70. The earliest date is 1-10-70 claiming he had been working on it for 13 days. |