Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Golden Ratio (about 1:1.618)

Do It Yourselfer put the ratio onto his new Soba-Plates
My husband made another thin type of Soba-plates compared to the ones he made last year. My first topic for the blogger when I started was about buckwheat noodle my retired husband makes. And I posted about wooden plate he made.  Husband's Home-Made Buckwheat Noodle

I don't know why; but this time he got particular about putting "The Golden Ratio" for the plate's width and length so that soba look delicious (chuckle).
I never knew this mathematical ideal square proportion until he asked me to check it with PC. This thin cider board gain a inward curvature soaking water. So he had hard time to make wholes for wooden nails and putting them in to avoid it. When he brought a kind of long boards, I thought what he would make this time and more wooden offcuts,(*^_^*)

                                                This is his first thick one, which I posted Feb.1

 Let see if they do not curve or what,


  1. Your husband is quite good,the wood looks wonderful and so does the food.
    Hugs, Amy

  2. Your husband is quite talented. I see he keeps busy in retirement, good for him. Maybe he can open a shop! xo,

  3. Dearest Orchid,

    Oh, it is tricky to avoid wood to absorb too much water and to bend! At least your husband is trying hard to perfect his noodle-making with the BEST tools he can produce.

    Lots of love,


  4. Hello Orchid...
    Homemade noodles sound delicious! Maybe we can talk you into sharing some of your favorite recipes to help us learn to cook in your authentic cuisine!

    Take care!

  5. Mmmm...your husband's noodles look delicious! I wonder if we could get those through customs and mail me a taste. ;-) Beautiful woodwork as well. It is fascinating to learn these things. Thank you for always sharing your world with us.