Category Archives: The Intelligent Hand

Free Excerpts of ‘The Intelligent Hand’ & ‘Shaker Inspiration’

For a taste of what our two most recent titles offer, we’ve created PDF excerpts, which you are welcome to download. The pdf for “The Intelligent Hand” by David Savage includes the table of contents, foreword, a look at some … Continue reading

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David Binnington Savage (1948-2019)

David Binnington Savage died on Friday, Jan. 18, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. David was an artist, writer, furniture maker and designer, and a father figure to me. “Reluctant to give in, he fought to the end, and continued to talk … Continue reading

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Jointing the Stone

This is an excerpt from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Binnington Savage. Joinery – that’s what this is about. Joints that hold components together. In this case, versions of one joint, the mortice and tenon. There are on this bench frame three different … Continue reading

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Living Well is the Best Revenge

David Savage, author of “The Intelligent Hand,” is in the hospital and not doing well. Before he leaves us, I want to get something off my chest. I met David in person in 2014, but I had known about him … Continue reading

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A Review of ‘The Intelligent Hand’

Richard Jones, a skilled designer, woodworker, teacher, writer and author of “Cut & Dried: A Woodworker’s Guide to Timber Technology,” recently helped out at the Classic Hand Tools booth at The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show in … Continue reading

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Derek Parkes

This is an excerpt from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Binnington Savage.  It began with a walnut desk that had been commissioned by a London architect friend. This was a prestige job for a building conversion in London’s Covent Garden. It was right … Continue reading

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‘The Intelligent Hand’ Now Shipping

Today I received my copies of David Savage’s “The Intelligent Hand,” and I was so relieved I thought I might cry. This has been one of the most emotional projects I’ve worked on. Apologies for discarding the veneer of normal … Continue reading

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