Category Archives: By Hand & Eye

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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‘By Hand & Eye’ Now Shipping

“By Hand & Eye” by George R. Walker and Jim Tolpin is now available for immediate shipment from Lost Art Press. Our retailers – Lee Valley Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Tools for Working Wood – have received their shipments and … Continue reading

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Update: Roubo, Studley & Handworks

We just wrapped up two days at the Handworks show in Amana, Iowa, and loaded almost nothing back into the van for the return trip – except for some T-shirts and one box of books. Dang it was a good … Continue reading

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Free Shipping Ends May 21 for ‘By Hand & Eye’

“By Hand & Eye” will ship from our printer on Tuesday, May 21. So if you would like to order the book with free domestic shipping, you should place your order before midnight Tuesday. After Tuesday, domestic shipping will be … Continue reading

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The History of the Gnome Males

With “By Hand & Eye” at the printer, our sights are set on completing the first volume of the A.J. Roubo translation. All I can say is thank goodness for Jeff Burks. If it weren’t for his regular stream of … Continue reading

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‘By Hand & Eye’ Now in the Store with Free Domestic Shipping

After reading the authors’ first draft of “By Hand & Eye,” a curious question occurred to me: Can a book teach someone to sing? Throughout this book, George Walker and Jim Tolpin use music as a metaphor to explain the … Continue reading

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Your Best Work

“A roughly made bench serves the same purpose as an elegant Hepplewhite chair and has its own beauty. But how wonderful that the learned hands of humankind can fabricate something that has real craft and hard-won beauty.”  — Robert Genn … Continue reading

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