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The Hand, the Hound, or the Truth?

George and I often get asked which book should be read first and we don't have a quick answer. Since our research has been a long-time quest, we…

Our New Book is (almost) Here!

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…

From Truths to Tools

Here we are outside the local print/scan shop where our illustrator, Andrea Love, poses with her art work for the cover of our new book. According to the…

Sector Madness!

From top to bottom:  The first sector I made to demonstrate whole-number divisions; my three-scale paper version; a solid wood and brass sector by burn-Heart   I first…

Does this Entasis Make Me Look Fat?

Well no, dear, the curvaceous tapering just makes you look muscular. Or maybe it's just an optical illusion. Or maybe the builders knew that the swelling, though slight,…

The Degree to Which Your Angle Lies

Here’s an old school carpenter’s (or landscaper’s) method of laying out a line--such as a foundation form or a hedge row--to a specified angle. The tools needed are…

Handmade Tools for By Hand and Eye

I am now taking orders for try squares and straightedges as shown in the photo above. I make and true these tools completely by hand from carefully selected and…

Traditional Joiner’s Chest Fundraiser

FYI:  The chest sold at auction at eBay for $3650.  Maybe I'll just have to make another one this winter!   I just finished up work on this…

Hexagoned!

We (and our kids) have all been inoculated with enough Geometry during middle school to "know" the Pythagorean theorem. You know, the one that enables us to rattle…

Plumbing a Masonic Medal Mystery

  Amongst this collection of Masonic "Past-Master's Jewels" medals, two show a representation of the pythagorean theorem. It is reported that its presence on the owner's medal indicates…