Category Archives: Woodworking Philosophy

Artist, Craftman, Artisan.

First off, apologies for the lack of an article last week. A combination of weather and new employment interrupted the settlebanc build. Be just and fear not: no blog-fading here. A recurring conversation in the woodworking community is whether what … Continue reading

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Boethian Rhapsody

I’ve touched on this concept before, but today we’re going to have a look at Boethian Proportioning in some detail. What we need to remember is: once Boethius wrote his treatises about Philosophy, Mathematics, and Music, he became the default … Continue reading

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Two-Tones, Seconds, and Accents

The other week I used the example of a late-Medieval instrument, the Vielle, as a practical example of the overlap of music and musical proportion. Jerome of Moravia provided the tuning for the Vielle in the 13th Century. We used … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Woodworking

A musician friend of mine was recently talking about the differences between songs and performance pieces… He was saying that in pop music there has been a shift away from songs in the last 40 years, and more into performance … Continue reading

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Making Wood Sing in a key of G (gamma ut)

The other weekend I was introduced to a young lady who had made a Waisted Vielle. It’s not a particularly peculiar instrument, being a precursor to a modern Violin or Viola, but the construction for such a thing provides a … Continue reading

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