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Morning Sun, front and back

Morning sunlight streamed through the back kitchen door and something about the light gave me pause to look more carefully at the design of the door itself. An…

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…

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…

Let’s Get This Straight

Here’s how I go about selecting and conditioning wood for a wooden straight edge that will best maintain its accuracy over a period of time: To begin with…

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…

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…

Sector Secrets

                 The theory and construction of a sector is covered in both our books, though in the softcover “By Hound and Eye”…

Algebra vs. Geometry Smackdown

[caption id="attachment_120" align="alignleft" width="736"] Ouch![/caption]   So how do you go about evenly spacing out the slats on a design such as a headboard (as the example shown…