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Sizing Workbenches

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Height by Hand and Eye

  An astute follower on Instagram mentioned that an old-school forester could easily get the height of a tree using only a stick the length of his arm.…

If a Tree Falls in the Woods…

  ...does it make a difference? Where it lands that is.  If it does, you likely want to know how far it will fall in order to move…

Biblical Furniture Plan

  “They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits…

Leave Your Tape Measure at the Jail

At one time to my way of thinking, the idea of working without rulers would have been right up there with a plaid colored sky or steak flavored…

Table Height Revelation!

I've found that a lot of furniture proportions can be derived directly off the body, and most often can have a handspan as the common factor/module. For example,…

More Thales

Say you have a bunch of logs that you want to turn into beams...big beams...beams so big that you basically want to turn the round log into the…

Thales Theorem Proof

  Thales of Miletus In one of the recent posts we showed you how to get a right angle out of a circle, thanks to this guy. A…

Euclid wearing work boots

Jim Tolpin and I both entered into this "Language of the Artisans" through different side doors. We each wandered about in amazement before we even realized the enormity…

Affirmation

Making a Rudder for a Ship of  War, by W. H. Pyne 1803   By the look on their faces, the folks at Braxton Brewery were not prepared to…