Category Archives: By Hand & Eye

Harmonic Proportions

“By Hound and Eye” isn’t for everyone. If you’re a geometry whiz or an 18-century cabinet maker, you probably won’t learn anything new from the workbook. I’ve created a three-question quiz to help each blog reader decide whether or not … Continue reading

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Step One: Make a Compass

It was fast, fun and addictively satisfying. Like crack. Er, I mean Sudoku, that first time you played it. Continue reading

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Almost Done: ‘By Hound & Eye’

Since returning home Saturday I have been pushing hard to get “By Hound & Eye” to the printer so we will have it out in time for Woodworking in America – yes, we are attending, and yes we will have … Continue reading

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Coming (Almost Certainly) in 2015: ‘By Hound & Eye’

When Jim Tolpin and George Walker first presented the idea of “By Hand & Eye” to me it was going to be a book filled with big ideas plus exercises that you would perform right in the book itself. After … Continue reading

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Get Your Books Signed in Iowa

Several Lost Art Press authors will be available at Handworks to sign your books. If you want to get Don Williams and Narayan Nayar to sign “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley,” they have set up … Continue reading

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Divided we Share

George Walker, one of the authors of “By Hand & Eye,” handed me a small box of tools yesterday as the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Cincinnati was winding down. The tools were intended for the students at my Hand … Continue reading

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‘By Hand & Eye’ the Holiday Special

You’ve read the book. Now see the movie. Animator Andrea Love and Jim Tolpin, one of the authors of “By Hand & Eye,” have produced a charming stop-motion video that explains the pre-industrial design process explored in the book. If … Continue reading

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