Category Archives: The Intelligent Hand

The Stone Beneath All Other Stones

This is an excerpt from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Binnington Savage. The most important thing the bench does for you is hold a job whilst you work on it. (I remember my early days without a bench, struggling to hold work with … Continue reading

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Downloading from Conscious Mind

This is an excerpt from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Binnington Savage.  Then the stress starts building. This is important. You are a professional; you need to be able to do this creative stuff on a wet Wednesday when the muse is fast … Continue reading

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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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