Fig. 205.   The Pattern for a Pedestal, the Plan of which is a Hexagon.

Fig. 205. - The Pattern for a Pedestal, the Plan of which is a Hexagon.

In Fig. 295, let C DFE be the elevation of a pedestal which it is desired to construct of six equal sides, drawn so that one of the sides will be shown in profile. Place the plan below it and corresponding with it. Divide the profile shown in the elevation into any convenient number of spaces in the usual manner, and, to facilitate reference to them, number them as shown. Bring the T-square against the points in the profile and drop lines across one section of the plan, as shown by H X M. At right angles to this section of the plan lay off the stretchout line N O. through the points in which draw the usual measuring lines. Place the T-square parallel to the stretchout line, and, bringing it successively against the points in the miter lines H X and M X, cut the corresponding measuring lines, as indicated by the dotted lines. Then a line traced through the points thus obtained will be the required pattern, as shown by P S T R.