A Matter of Proportion


“Boy using right angle square in woodworking shop at the homestead school. Dailey, W.V.” Dec. 1941. Photo by: Arthur Rothstein. Photo courtesy of: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-USF34- 024421-D.

“A craftsman may have an excellent knowledge of the standard measurements for all ordinary articles of furniture and yet fail to produce beauty in his work because of the lack of that artistic perception which we call a sense of proportion.”

— “A Matter of Proportion,” Charles Hayward, The Woodworker magazine, 1937

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3 Responses to A Matter of Proportion

  1. tpobrienjr says:

    The best way to use a try square for checking is to face the light and look for light under the blade. That doesn’t make for the best photograph, though.


  2. I live about 15 minutes from the homestead where this was taken!


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