New Workbook Available for Pre-sale!
Category Archives: Design Book
Jim Tolpin and I are pleased that our latest project “By Hound & Eye” is available for pre-sale through Lost Art Press. Some might ask, “How did the title of your earlier book “By Hand & Eye” morph into “By Hound & Eye”? … Continue reading
Recently Chris Schwarz lamented that that much of the historic literature on craft is stuffed with geometry but doesn’t explain how to set up a smoothing plane. And to make matters worse the geometry lessons quickly spin out of control … Continue reading
Jim Tolpin has an incredible woodshop and a shop dog named Othie. Recently, Jim’s been working with Andrea Love to create a short animated clip of the work that the two of us have been exploring the past six years. … Continue reading
Jim Tolpin and I are in high cotton. Even before By Hand & Eye was finished we sensed there was still a critical missing piece. That missing piece was a bridge that linked the head knowledge of design with … Continue reading
Nearly every guide to the building arts going back to the dawn of printing included a series of geometric layouts with a compass. A challenge to the decipher, these lessons were shoehorned together, and made worse with a flurry of … Continue reading
In our newly released book “By Hand & Eye” we promised to post instructions build a sector. Jim put this together. Making a Sector Select clear, straight-grained, light-colored stock such as maple. Produce sticks from 4/4 stock, tapering from about … Continue reading