Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fortune’s Formula – Part 4

Selection – Where do we go from here? Following from Step 3 of the formula, Generating Ideas, let’s assume we’re looking at a list of possible stories. We’ve identified what we want from our story, possibly where we’d like to … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Formula – Part 3

Generating Ideas For writers, this might seem like a no-brainer and therefore a bit superfluous to include in a series on taking projects from inception through to fruition. Part of the conceit behind this blog though is to examine the … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Formula – Part 2

Set the Goal The first post in this series introduced a seven-step process that furniture builder Michael Fortune uses when designing new pieces in his shop. Fortune wrote about his process for Fine Woodworking’s December 2013 issue. Today, we move … Continue reading

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Fortune’s Formula

Design to Conception: Part 1 of 7 Readers of Fine Woodworking will be familiar with Michael Fortune’s work as a custom furniture designer and builder. Fortune’s studio has some remarkable pieces in it, showcasing the artist’s eye for careful detail … Continue reading

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