Boardfoot Calculator
Boardfoot Calculator
1.5.1

4.3

Boardfoot Calculator free download for Mac

Boardfoot Calculator

1.5.1
05 May 2005

Boardfeet hardwood lumber calculator.

Overview

Boardfoot Calculator is a program which calculates boardfeet, a unit volume by which hardwood lumber is commonly sold. Its features include:
  • calculate the number of boardfeet in a piece of lumber.
  • calculate the cost of a piece of lumber based on cost per boardfoot and number of boardfeet or lumber dimensions.
  • calculate the total boardfeet and cost of lumber for a project.
  • print list of items required for a project. (registered version)
  • print shopping list for a project. (registered version)
  • can export item list for use by other programs. (registered version)
  • integrated database for defining frquently used wood types and their cost.
  • can determine dimension of lumber required, i.e. what length of 4/4 by 5" stock equals 6.3 board feet.

What's new in Boardfoot Calculator

  • integrated database for defining frquently used wood types and their cost.
  • print shopping list for a project. (registered version)
  • 3 Boardfoot Calculator Reviews

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    Jimw
    28 January 2004

    Most helpful

    This product is NOT free. Only the crippled trial version is free. To unlock all the features and get full functionality the author wants $15. Given the the formula for board-foot is so simple, the price of this product, and the cost, of AppleWorks, if you already do not have it, my advice is to buy AppleWorks instead and enter the formula into its spreadsheet. Then you have a program in which to calculate your board-feet, list a bill of materials and draw up your design as well as do a whole lot of other things. AppleWorks cost $79 from Apple, a difference of only $65, but you also get a word process, drawing program, painting program, spreadsheet, and database - all the computer tools you need to complete you entire woodworking project and and that you can use for a lot of other things. It is not that this won't work but as a woodworker myself (ShopSmith owner) it just seems like a lot of money to spend to complete a package so that you can print, and export your results, when all the product basically does is the following formula ( in inches): (Length x Width x Thickness)/144 To be fair I should state that I am basing this comment on the authors website description and screen shots. I have not downloaded the product, but I did create a spreadsheet in less than 10 minutes that did the same thing, minus the fraction to decimal conversion. I could do that but it would take a little longer.
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    Version 1.2
    Anonymous
    28 January 2004
    Reply to JimW - While its true you could do the calculation with a spreadsheet or a calculator for that matter, this program offers some convieniences over those in that there is more flexible input format and rounding options than you can quickly whip up in a spreadsheet. As you stated you created a simplified version in 10 minutes to create the same functionality would take longer ... how much is your time worth? I have tried the program and it does what is says.
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    Version 1.2
    2 answer(s)
    Jimw
    Jimw
    28 January 2004
    I generally agree with you. When I made my comment, the product was listed as free. Now it is listed as demo. I still think it is overpriced for what it is as by the time I register it and enter the serial number I could have built the spreadsheet. My main point therefore is that I regard it as poor value. As to flexibility, how can you get any more flexible beyond designing your own to act like you want it to? One limitation of AppleWorks I failed to point out is that while it does do object size and rulers, it doesn't dimension. While they can be simulated, it is time consuming. However a "newborn" has arrived for the Mac. It's called Design Intuition by GizmoLabs. It is a 3D CAD product for Woodworkers at version 1.06 with a fully functional limited time free trial version. At $170 for the product and free 2.0 upgrade, it is the best value in CAD software for the Mac I have seen, other than the free QCAD, which like AppleWorks is 2D, but complex. However QCAD does do Dimensions and a lot more. Time will till if this product matures into a "hot" product" Finally I should state that in my opinion, using a Macintosh, just to calculate board-feet is sort of like using a Radial-Arm saw with a Forrest blade and laser guide to cut firewood. It is probably just about as easy and effective to use an adding machine with a multiply function or a pencil/paper and a hand calculator. In fact, for $15-$20 these days, you may be able to pick up a calculator with a paper tape and keep it in your shop, sticking the formula for board-feet on a label on the back of it, just in case you forget it.
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    Version 1.2
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    29 January 2004
    I respect that you don't feel this program is a good value, that's fine. If you look at the web site for this product it says that you have to pay to unlock certain features, the basic stuff works without registering. I guess there are two comments I'd like to make about your review, first you admit that you haven't tried the program so how can you accurately review and comment on the program. Second since there are so few woodworking programs for the Mac out there we should be encouraging companies to create more through constructive critcism, lets tell the companies what we want.
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    Version 1.2
    Caslon
    28 January 2004
    A board foot is a board foot whether it's hard, soft or medium wood. If you wanted you could measure peat moss by the board foot ;-0
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    Version 1.2
    1 answer(s)
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    28 January 2004
    and your point is?
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    Version 1.2
    Jimw
    28 January 2004
    This product is NOT free. Only the crippled trial version is free. To unlock all the features and get full functionality the author wants $15. Given the the formula for board-foot is so simple, the price of this product, and the cost, of AppleWorks, if you already do not have it, my advice is to buy AppleWorks instead and enter the formula into its spreadsheet. Then you have a program in which to calculate your board-feet, list a bill of materials and draw up your design as well as do a whole lot of other things. AppleWorks cost $79 from Apple, a difference of only $65, but you also get a word process, drawing program, painting program, spreadsheet, and database - all the computer tools you need to complete you entire woodworking project and and that you can use for a lot of other things. It is not that this won't work but as a woodworker myself (ShopSmith owner) it just seems like a lot of money to spend to complete a package so that you can print, and export your results, when all the product basically does is the following formula ( in inches): (Length x Width x Thickness)/144 To be fair I should state that I am basing this comment on the authors website description and screen shots. I have not downloaded the product, but I did create a spreadsheet in less than 10 minutes that did the same thing, minus the fraction to decimal conversion. I could do that but it would take a little longer.
    Like
    Version 1.2
    1 answer(s)
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    28 January 2004
    While its true you could do the calculation with a spreadsheet or a calculator for that matter, this program offers some convieniences over those in that there is more flexible input format and rounding options than you can quickly whip up in a spreadsheet. As you stated you created a simplified version in 10 minutes to create the same functionality would take longer ... how much is your time worth?
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    Version 1.2
    Free

    4.3

    App requirements: 
    • PPC 32
    • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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