The Intelligent Hand is the most recent book by David Savage, published in late 2018 by Lost Arts Press. This text is in part an auto biography, in part a technical woodwork book, in part a powerful advocation to some of us to go your own way and take control of your life.
In the end, this book is an interesting read on many levels. Beginners will see clearly how to get started in the craft and how far one can go. Intermediate woodworkers will devour the sections on design. And the professional will find advice on how to run a good business – and sometimes how not to (plus some practical workshop hints).
The book is funny, sometimes tragic and helpful. And it’s filled with beautiful photos and drawings of David’s pieces from his long career.
Like all Lost Art Press books, “The Intelligent Hand” is produced and printed in the United States. It is 304 pages, 8½” x 11″ and printed on #80 matte coated paper. The pages are sewn together for long life. The hard covers are covered in a cotton cloth and then wrapped in a #100 beefy dustjacket. The book is printed in full colour.