Category Archives: By Hand & Eye

Lost Art Press Now Available at Best Made Co.

Despite what seems like common sense, John and I like to keep our retail network small and personal. We enjoy working with people who share our philosophy on craft and business. Those people are few and far between. Recently we … Continue reading

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Short Notes on Lost Art Press Stuff

Here are a few quick updates on things you might care about. “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” by Roy Underhill will ship from the printer on Nov. 10. So we’ll be getting that out in plenty of time for Christmas (whew). … Continue reading

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‘By Hand & Eye’ Animations

Here you can download the geometry animations discussed in “By Hand & Eye” by George Walker and Jim Tolpin. There are a variety of ways to download them to your computer or watch them. Download the following .zip file. After … Continue reading

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A Special Review of ‘By Hand & Eye’

If Randy Wilkins likes your book, you are solid gold (in my book). Randy is a set designer extraordinaire who has been involved in some incredible films. He is deft with both the mouse and pencil (he’s taught me some … Continue reading

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‘By Hand & Eye’ Electronic Edition Available Now

You can now download “By Hand & Eye” by George R. Walker and Jim Tolpin for your computer or mobile device. The price is $16 and can be downloaded directly from our store here. International customers can purchase the file … Continue reading

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2 Reviews of ‘By Hand & Eye’

Our latest book, “By Hand & Eye,” is sometimes difficult to describe. It’s not simple step-by-step guidance to designing better furniture. It is, for lack of a better metaphor, a can opener designed to pry open a part of your … Continue reading

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Early Dividers from Pompeii

Here are the earliest dividers I’ve seen in person. These bronze dividers (or “compass” if your name is Peter or Jennie) were found in the ruins of Pompeii, which was destroyed in A.D. 79. The originals reside in the Munich … Continue reading

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