“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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LostArtPress on InstagramI’m closing in on finishing this Nicholson campaign chest for a (very patient) customer. Today I cut all the mortises for the brass strapwork (not shown). Tomorrow I’ll install the drawer stops and do the “make pretty.” If the weather cooperates, I’ll apply shellac Wednesday or Thursday.Forming a volute - an arc that continues to descend. After each arc, move the (compass) point to the next focal point and reset the line. — from “By Hound and Eye” by Geo. R. Walker @georgewalker.design and Jim Tolpin @jimtolpin #By_Hound_and_Eye@nrhiller‘s class this weekend built plate racks under her eye. But it was really a class in high chicanery and cackling. Really exceptional group of students both in class and out.
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