Category Archives: From Truths to Tools

Last Chance to Pre-order ‘From Truths to Tools’

We’ve just received our shipment of the first printing of “From Truths to Tools” by Jim Tolpin and George Walker. We’ll start shipping out the people who placed pre-publication orders in the next seven days. So this is the last … Continue reading

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Its OK to Think Inside the Box

                  Yes it’s fine to think inside the box for a change, especially when there’s no need to think at all! At least not if your goal is to divide the box … Continue reading

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What to Touch with a 10′ Pole

Once upon a time, 10′ poles were a tool common to a number of trades including linemen and cemetery workers. What they touched with their 10′ poles – high-voltage power lines and corpses respectively – is not something most people … Continue reading

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As Aequus as Aqua

Or, translated from the Latin: “As Level as Water.” As we explored ancient layout tools at length in “From Truths to Tools,” it became quite clear that the artisans of antiquity were no dummies. For example, we see from their … Continue reading

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I Don’t Use These as a Rule

Well that’s not entirely true, of course. I do use them when I need to make up a cut list from a full-scale drawing or story stick to tell a machine in numerical code (be it metric, Imperial or shaku) … Continue reading

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The Hand, the Hound or the Truth?

Editor’s note: Sorry, this post is not about “Game of Thrones.” George and I often get asked which book should be read first, and we don’t have a quick answer. Because our research has been a quest, we didn’t write … Continue reading

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Now in Store: ‘From Truths to Tools’

You can now order a pre-publication copy of “From Truths to Tools” in the Lost Art Press store. The book will ship in early or mid-November 2017. The book is $25, which includes free shipping to customers in the United … Continue reading

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