Drawing A Quatrefoil

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Drawing a quatrefoil - a decorative element typical of Gothic architecture

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Drawing A Quatrefoil

  1. 1. Drawing a quatrefoil _ Stonemasonry technical skills at SkillsTech Australia
  2. 2. <ul><li>Method </li></ul><ul><li>Construct four small circles within a larger circle inscribed within a square </li></ul><ul><li>Duplicate the small circles at a smaller radius, and terminate all at the intersection points </li></ul>Quatrefoil construction
  3. 3. Step 1: Draw a vertical line and a horizontal line intersecting at point A in the centre of the page
  4. 4. Step 2: Centre compasses at A and draw a circle radius 100mm
  5. 5. Step 3: Construct a square outside the circle.
  6. 6. Step 4: Join the square’s diagonals through the centre point A
  7. 7. Step 5: Scribe arcs with radius 65mm across the diagonals
  8. 8. Step 6: Inscribe circles radius 50mm on the original centre lines at B C D and E so that they fit exactly within the first circle. Terminate circles where they intersect
  9. 9. Step 7: Duplicate circles using the same centres B C D and E and radius 45mm. Terminate circles where they intersect with the arcs drawn in Step 5
  10. 10. Step 8: Clean up construction lines and darken outlines

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