I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just contracted Jim Tolpin for an upcoming article on building a beautiful standing desk. I’m not quite ready to show it to you…but I do believe you may be able to find it online, or see it in some of Jim’s Instagram shots, wherein he’s doing a great job of fomenting shop envy (you’ll find him under the username jimtolpin…because he’s tricky).
Jim is one of our best-loved authors; several of his books for PW have been in print (and now PDFs) for years (“Measure Twice, Cut Once” and “Jim Tolpin’s Guide to Becoming a Professional Cabinetmaker” are old favorites; “The New Traditional Woodworker: From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set” is a newer release that reflects Jim’s somewhat recent move to an entirely hand-tool way of work.
And of course, he’s co-author with George R. Walker of “By Hand & Eye” (Lost Art Press), which takes a deep dive into the history of architecture and design, with practical geometry and design lessons for your own work.
For that book, he’s just released a stop-motion animation video he worked on with Andrea Love; it is charming and funny.
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