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# Blog > Artisan Geometry

## Old School Framing Square Trick #1

One of the primary uses of the framing square is to create slope lines for calculating unknowns--not necessarily in all cases to high precision, but to get you…

## Sine Curves the Easy Way

To develop the curves in the various brackets--here the support for the back fence on the lid of a correspondence desk-- I followed the ancient practice of…

## Mark Marks the Spot

In the last post I showed you the layout marking tools that not only marked points and lines, but made physical indications of divots or lines in the…

After using the scale for a while, I decided to give it a few new features:  Paper-rivet lined hang-up holes and two index points for setting the dividers…

## Hands-on Teaching Tool

Here's a page from a forthcoming pamphlet I'm working on about the geometric truths that underlie--and led to the development of-- all our layout tools, including (basically end…

If you haven’t heard of the sector, it probably means you aren’t an artillery officer or a ship’s navigator working in the 17th century! An invention attributed to…

## Not all Dimensions Have or Need Numbers

Unless I'm setting up a machine, I rarely go to numerical dimensions to set up cutlines. Instead, I either hold the stock directly to the required "magnitude" as…

## Libella vs. Laser

Been thinking about the Libella lately...the ancient leveling tool. Would it be as accurate as today's laser levels?  No, probably not. The precision of the laser would…

## Thanks Theodorus

Theodorus of Samos of a very long time ago in the golden age of the Grecian Geometers: Where would we be without you?  Historians attribute him with the…

## Let the Log do the Talking

Here's my take on what to call the different lumber grading by end grain configuration.  In my opinion, I say let the wood and the geometry provide the…