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Jeff_in_LSMO

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10-09-2017 09:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: architecture geometry reference design

I’m looking for references on the application of practical geometry in woodworking and architecture.

Does anyone have any good references to suggest?

Thanks,

Jeff


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 10-09-2017 09:19 PM

Jeff, I don’t know how involved you want to get or what you need to do, but here are a couple starters for you:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry

http://www.pagetutor.com/trigcalc/trig.html

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-09-2017 10:08 PM

Lee Valley has a good selection of well-vetted
books on woodworking related topics.

This is one I bought from them.

Bargains can be found on ebay and Amazon if
you know what title you want.

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#3 posted 10-09-2017 11:57 PM

I’m not sure exactly what you need, but Lost Arts Press has published some books by George Walker and Jim Toplin that deal with design and geometry and drawing, specifically related to woodworking. Some of the content includes architecture. It’s all very interesting, and I’ve bought them all, but I personally use them mostly as “idea’ books.

By Hand and Eye
By Hound and Eye
From Truths to Tools

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#4 posted 10-10-2017 01:34 AM

I have found geometry to be very important in designing pieces. However, my work is now predominately sculpted, ‘contemporary’ pieces; I rely more on Trigonometry – rather than geometry – to precisely calculate curves and angles. Fact is, I suggest taking a few hours of quiet time, to better understand circle math: the terminology was a bit daunting, at first, then I finally got it into my head – at a very elementary level.

MJCD

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#5 posted 10-10-2017 03:06 AM


I m not sure exactly what you need, but Lost Arts Press has published some books by George Walker and Jim Toplin that deal with design and geometry and drawing, specifically related to woodworking. Some of the content includes architecture. It s all very interesting, and I ve bought them all, but I personally use them mostly as “idea books.

By Hand and Eye
By Hound and Eye
From Truths to Tools

- jdmaher

I’ve got the first two in that list, didn’t know the 3rd was coming out. One thing I don’t like about Hound & Eye and (now that I’ve seen a sample of it) Truths to Tools is they’re hand written and hand drawn, which would be fine if they actually looked good. To me they look horrible. Hand & Eye is not like that. I have no idea why they went that route, really amateurish. The content is not, however.

Hand & Eye should be required reading for woodworkers. So much easier to deal with proportions than working out problems that leave a board 11 13/16 inches long.

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#6 posted 10-10-2017 02:21 PM

awesome!! thanks everyone. These will be of good use.

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#7 posted 10-10-2017 02:55 PM

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#8 posted 10-10-2017 04:59 PM

Brian’s link is probably a little beyond what most people would need but I think it is very good. I will bookmark it.

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#9 posted 10-10-2017 08:24 PM

Normally people who know trigonometry also know that it is a part of geometry.


...I rely more on Trigonometry – rather than geometry -...
- MJCD

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#10 posted 10-18-2017 03:04 PM

I recommend “By hand and Eye” also

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