daisy wheel

A ‘daisy wheel’ is what was used in medieval times as a basic but extremely effective and efficient form of geometry withwhich to calculate ratios and dimensions of beams and the structure of timber framed buildings.  Rupert of West Wind Oak outside Bristol, located our daisy wheel and sent details of it to architectural historian and daisy wheel specialist Laurie smith to throw some light on it.  Depending on how many petals the daisy wheel has and how it is overlapped, this determines the design of both the internal and external nature of a timber framed building.

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