Pain, William (1730?-1790?) / The practical house carpenter, or, Youth's instructor containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture; the five orders laid down by an entire new scale.
Ionic Volute, Glueing up Columns, and Diminishing., pp. To face Plate XVI.-Plate 18
Page To face Plate XVII.
To face plate XVII. Fig. A shews the diminishing of the shaft: divide the diameter into 12 parts, each part is 5 minutes, which is the diminishing of the shaft, as shewn by the dot lines 1.2, and when they touch the arch at 1, divide that part of the arch 1.3 into 4 equal parts, and draw them cross to 22.214.171.124, on the opposite side, then divide the height of the shaft into 4 parts, and draw them cross the column to meet the dot 2.3.4, at which points of meeting tack in nails, and bend a slip to mark it by, which gives the profile or swelling of the column; to set out the flutes and fillets on the column, take the girt at the bottom, and extend it from a to b on fig. E, and likewise the girt at the neck, and extend it from c to d, and mark the flutes and fillets, as from a to b, on a flip of the strong paper or vellum, then fix it tight round the column, and mark them on the column; run 96 parts on a right line, as e f, which must be less than the circumference of the column: to set out the flutes and fillets on the pilaster, run 29 parts on the line 1.2, greater than the diameter, make the triangle 1.2.3, draw the lines to 3, then the pilaster a b is divided for the flutes and fillets; give 3 to a flute and 1 to a fillet; c shews the manner of fluting and cabbling: the cable is one third of the shaft of the column.
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