Geometrical Set Square

A4 297 x 210 mm / 10 pages / full colour

Geometrical analysis of a 19th century (circa 1850) cabinet maker's set square made from Boxwood and Lacewood. Like so many angular products, the set square was designed using daisy wheel compass geometry, not only for the square's triangulation but also for the bandwidths of the different timbers used in its construction. The square is a small but perfect example of geometrical design thought and practise.