Category Archives: Design and Proportion

Calling in the Wilderness, pt 3

Today we’ll be rounding out this accelerated series of the recent competition pieces. I must note that while the body of these posts is copied directly from the documentation I prepared to support the projects, the format has been altered … Continue reading

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Calling in the Wilderness, pt 2

The second entry in this series has very little woodworking involved. It does rely heavily on the same design principles, adhesives, tooling, and decorative techniques as other things from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The only tool I had to add … Continue reading

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Calling in the Wilderness. pt 1

Sometimes competition is a good motivator. We may choose to challenge ourselves, or enter a challenge with others. In these times we may find reason to do our best work as efficiently as possible. Having a paying gig helps that … Continue reading

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Cheap Seats: Form of a Forme

Of four alterpieces painted by Campin that depict settelbancs, this one is where we will be drawing the primary inspiration for the form of the sides. Also, of the four paintings by Campin, this is the only banc where the … Continue reading

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The Music(al) Box

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking deeply at the proportions used in the design of medieval furniture (and music, architecture, art, and several other evidently disparate fields). Kicking off this series was the layout of a vielle, a … Continue reading

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