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- Tool Reviews: You Are Not Your ToolboxOne of the personal agonies of writing this blog was dealing with tool reviews. I love my tools, and I … The post Tool Reviews: You Are Not Your Toolbox appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- The Beginning of the End (of this Weblog)After 13 years and thousands of entries, it’s time to shutter this blog and move on to other things with … The post The Beginning of the End (of this Weblog) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Fix Those Wonky DowelsOne of the great frustrations of using dowels in woodwork is that they are rarely round and they are almost … The post Fix Those Wonky Dowels appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- An Economy Tri-bolt for Folding StoolsThree-legged folding stools need a “tri-bolt” to allow the legs to fold in and out. Years ago, Tandy Leather offered … The post An Economy Tri-bolt for Folding Stools appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
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LostArtPress on InstagramCherry work counter. 38" H x 78" W x 24” D (96.5cm x 198.1cm x 61cm). Except for the slab top, the case is fully frame-and-panel construction. Behind the two doors is one adjustable shelf. The asymmetrical drawer layout was “borrowed” from a Mt. Lebanon Shaker built-in. Not only is this a really nice design, but it’s a handy work counter in the kitchen, or a sideboard and serving counter in the dining room. DENNIS GRIGGS PHOTO (Plans included in book) — from “Shaker Inspirations” by Christian Becksvoort #Shaker_InspirationsThe new book from Christian Becksvoort (@chbecksvoort49) is now available for pre-publication ordering. Customers who order before the book ships in November will receive a free pdf download at checkout. The book is $43.The last beer in Germany. An Airbrau at 9 a.m. A heartfelt thanks to everyone in Wales and Munich who made my trip an exhausting delight.
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There are a number of geometric constructions that allow us to create regular (i.e equal-angle and equal-facet length) polygons. Most of those for squares, rectangles and triangles are quite straightforward, requiring but a few steps. However, those dealing with five … Continue reading
This excerpt from our latest book, “From Truths to Tools,” speaks to a rather esoteric, but highly useful, rule for use with scaled drawings: Here’s a typical, traditionally drawn small boat plan: To find the dimension of any particular part … Continue reading
Among Renaissance-era artists, man was often framed within geometric shapes, most commonly (and most famously) squares and circles. However, humans are five vertex creatures (as are the majority of living organisms), a fact that perhaps lead other artists to depict … Continue reading
You may remember this page from the introduction to “From Truths to Tools“: We’ve had a few folks ask about the “hidden hexagon” mentioned in the text, and we think it’s time to share the answer with everyone. This also … Continue reading
In the spirit of the holidays, let’s perform some simple, ancient geometry to create the iconic symbols of the two religions celebrating major holidays this month. You’ll need only a compass, a straightedge, a piece of paper and a couple … Continue reading
…says the Italian renaissance astronomer Galileo Galilei to a young student as he demonstrates a pair of proportional dividers. So how do these ingenious scaling devices work? The answer is embedded in the geometry of the sectioning of a circle. … Continue reading
In this excerpt from our book, “From Truths to Tools,” we show how the carpenter/geometers of antiquity used the simplest of tools – those mentioned with almost annoying alliteration in the title – to solve for an unknown distance. … Continue reading