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A woodworker creates ‘Fibonacci Spiral shavings’

With a freshly sharpened chisel, woodworker Paul Sellers creates what he calls ‘Fibonacci spiral shavings,’ shaved pieces of wood that resemble Fibonacci spirals, “an approximation of the golden spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling.”

For examples in nature, check out logarithmic spirals and How Stuff Works’ How are Fibonacci numbers expressed in nature?

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