More Woodwork by Jim Tolpin

“My most recent project: a small tool tote (for engraving tools) for my wife. Walnut sides; mahogany handle; pine bottom. No power tools used in construction. No measurements (i.e. numbers) used in the design or layout. In other words, I made it just the way an artisan would have designed and built it for the centuries up until the last one. And I enjoyed every minute of it!…”

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to More Woodwork by Jim Tolpin

  1. Now I've never figured that -Artisans of yesteryear didn't have a tape measure, so no measurements ?!
    Something just snapped in my brain – never gonna look at old furniture and houses quite the same !
    Thanks for that beautiful work to, I better take a look at his website…

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