Have you seen this man?
We chose the dividers from Moxon, our first publication, as our corporate symbol. I say corporate as a joke because if you know us you know we are hardly corporate. Our lofty goals for Lost Art Press are to publish information that other companies won’t and to make enough money to support our tool and alcohol purchases which by the way, are substantial.
Anyway, I wanted to refer you to a podcast that I have found called The Logan Cabinet Shoppe. The purveyor of this blog is Bob Rozaieski. He is a Sith from the dark side of woodworking i.e. hand tool only guy. On his site he has put a video chronicle of the building a porringer top tea table. If you go to Quick tip #4, you get to see how he designed the tea table using proportions based on column orders. The entire design starts with the height of the table which was restricted to fit a particular space in his house. From this known limitation he then designs the remainder of the piece using only dividers, to include determining the curves of the cabriole legs. The video is done in a clear color coded manner and is easy to understand.
I wanted to thank Bob for taking the time to put this information out there for us and let others know about this great video podcast. In case you want to know what a hand tool only Sith looks like, here is a picture of Bob from his site.