Applications

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Typefounding, Lettering, & Printing

At present this consists primarily of my project to study "hot metal" type making and letterpress printing (The Circuitous Root Typefoundry and Press).

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Telegraphy

Telecommunications when it had style.

Landline manual telegraphy and electromechanical teletypewriter service. Practical telegraphy for the home.

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Geometric Mechanisms

Machines which construct geometry. As drawing instruments. As toys. As machine tools. As machines themselves. Links to the same in other Notebooks.

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Construction Toys

Links and Bibliography. Juneero.

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Model Engineering

[NOT DONE] The history and philosophy of model engineering. Projects not covered elsewhere.

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Mechanick Exercises

[NOT DONE] An ongoing miscellany of very short projects in the construction of mechanisms and tools.

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Steam Engines (& Related)

[NOT DONE] Historical & technical studies, and model engineering projects, in stationary and marine steam engines. Non-rotative and rotative beam engines,; atmospheric or Newcomen engines; maybe turbines someday. Also, compressed air engines & vacuum engines. For steam locomotives, see Rail.

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Electrical Components

[NOT ONLINE YET] Electromagnets. [Batteries.] [perhaps a few larger projects,] but do Telegraphy separately, above .

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Horology

The technical and antiquarian study of time machinery.

Note: For watches as they appeared in jewelers' catalogues, see the Jewelry Notebooks, below.

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Jewelry

The craft of jewelry making is the most ancient of the fine technologies.

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Rail

[NOT DONE] Steam locomotives, of course, but also non-steam conventional rail, cable cars, and rack & funicular rail.

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Sculpture

[NOT DONE] Both static and kinetic, in all media.

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On Divers Arts

[NOT DONE] Whatever won't fit anywhere else.

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CircuitousRoot Project Organization

The system for numbering projects, drawings, etc. in my hobby work.

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Open Source Hardware on CircuitousRoot

An index, together with terms of use.

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