David Huffman recently offered his opinion of a book about
locksmithing that he felt would be useful for jewelers. I plan on
ordering it soon (I love mechanisms). But it got me wondering if
anyone else in the group had favorite books or hobbies that were not
about jewelry making but had helped them either technically or
inspirationally with their work.
I developed a love of bonsai many years ago and feel that the study I
did concerning the Japanese rules of styling small trees did me a
great deal of good in preparing me to design my own work. Anyone
else have suggestions or stories? I think a lot of people would be
interested in ideas along these lines.