Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Unfolding” a Design

In my last post I noted how a complex piece of furniture like a traditional highboy is often composed of shapes that are relatively simple (like a 1:2 rectangle.)  After reflecting on this piece a bit further, I realized that … Continue reading

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Good Shapes, Good Proportions, Good Design.

Quoting from a prior post: “The challenge in making really good furniture is to first get the overall shape right.  Once that is done, the path toward getting the details right is sure to follow.  I think the basics of … Continue reading

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The Old Way of Seeing

Perfection in joinery is relatively easy to achieve. In the final analysis it requires learning (through instruction and practice) just two things:  First, how to mark a line precisely (or perhaps transfer a mark from another line), and second, how … Continue reading

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