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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…

That Snappy Sector Redux

A while back I noticed that a number of architect/builder’s sectors shown in manuscripts from the Renaissance era had the segmentation laid out along a diagonal line rather…

What makes a right angle right?

In the last post, we saw how the triplet works its magic to allow three segmented line lengths to come together to form a right angle. When the…

The Tricky Triplet

If you think back to your days in what used to be called “Grammar School”, you may remember old Mr. Hammersmacker (or was it Miss Hellena Handbasket?) droning…

The Power of Geo-Metron

Or what we call earth-measure today: Geometry. This was man’s most ancient field of study leading to an understanding of the primary structure--dare we say truth--of the patterns…

Just the Tip of the Iceberg !

              Jim Tolpin smiled at me and exclaimed, “Just the Tip of the Iceberg” to describe our excitement as we first began…

Step Stool Redux

The Humble Step Stool strikes again (or here's what woke me up at 4am this morning): The sequence of ratios embedded in my well-worn step stool project examples…