Hello! I'm new to the forum and fairly new to papercrafting, at least in terms of what that means nowadays (punch boards and other kewl stuff!).
I bought my Envelope Punch Board (EPB) about 3 months ago now but I'm having so much trouble with all the calculators out there. They all have something, well not wrong, but all have something that I find difficult to work with and it always means that I have to try more than once to get the right box size. I'm wasting way too much paper, too!
It would be so much easier if I just knew the math to use, i.e., an actual mathematical formula instead. Yeah, I'm one of those nutty people that prefers an algebraic formula that works to all the stuff out there that I need to be hooked up to a PC for. Even the app I found for my android phone is unreliable! I have quite a few failures whenever I use it.
And the measurements given on the EPB are limited so even those that have posted "formulas" based on the measurements for envelopes on the EPB are no good because it never has the measurement I need so I can't go any further with that idea of adding so much to the measurements found on the EPB to make a box! I always need to make envelopes and boxes of very specific sizes which are never found on the EPB.
btw, the biggest issue with all the calculators out there is the terminology. I never seem to get one that has length, width (depth), height that corresponds to what I understand my box's length, width and height are to be. Also, another awkward thing is that most of them deal with decimals and not fractions. My EPB deals with increments of 1/8th of an inch and I created a paper ruler that is 16" long also with increments of 1/8th of an inch that I then glued onto a length of cut chipboard the exact same size as my cutout ruler. I have a fractions calculator app on my android phone that does math in fractions so no problems there. The easiest for me, then, is fractions whereas all the spreadsheets out there and my android app deal with decimals. What a pain!
I've searched these last 3 months for _any_ math formula and haven't found anything at all.
Does anyone know of a formula posted anywhere?
The 3 Excel spreadsheets I've tried and the Boxbuster and other sites just don't cut it for me. I'm guessing anyone that wants a specific size and doesn't just settle on close enough has the same problem.
Thanks in advance for any help in finding a formula!