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STUDY AREA/the panel forming
the bottom of the study has
a 12" round hole for feet to
go through. so you can sit
at the table. it is adjust­
able for g0owth with clampins
members. two people can use
the· table (one inside & one
outside seated on a free
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CUTTING THE PANELS/use 3/8"
Douglas fir plywood (�-C faces).
the eleven panels are all
35 5/8'' square & can be gang-
cut two or three a t a time with a
portable electric saw & care.
lay out master panel & stack
securely. clamp with at least
two C-clamps. guide saw
against hardboard straightedge
that is also clamped securely
to pile. don't hurry.

DOING THE LARGE HOLES/mark
them all before nipping off
45-degree corners because you
locate them in terms of the
diagonal of the whole panel .
most good saber saws now come
with a radius bar for cutting
round holes. this is a very
precise way of doing it. s harp
point at end of bar presses
into wood & you just push saw
around the circle. use the
straightedge on the table hole.

HOLES F'OR ANGLE CLIPS/1 ay out
supercareful master panel &
gang-drill three blanks at a time
with electric drill in stand.
clamp pile securely. these
holes are critical for good
assembly & strength of the
final structure.

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Publisher: Bruce Harris
Editor: Linda Sunshine
Production Director: Murray Schwartz
Proof reader : Ar nold Le o
Design : Ken Isaacs & Frank Colosa

MANY PERSONS/have nurtured the Matrix Idea but
this book is pa rticularly dedicated to Susan
Petersen, who really made it possible with her
good Nebraska spirit; to Jim Hart, because he
helped so much to open Groveland up for set-
tlement & work; and to CHUCK KILLAR & LOU CAIRO who
could rebuild a watch in a hailstorm & never
get ruffled.

BOBiwi tanowski made the cove r photograph & all
but five of the i nte rior pictu res. i wish he could
have done every one of them but it just wasn't
physica lly possible. the good part was that he
didn't just point the expensive magic devil box
in the general direction of Groveland but
focused all his considerable hu ma n power &
unique concentration on becoming one with those
actions. it's hard to beat that when it's all
as deeply integrated with craftsmanship as it
is with Bob.

THE ADDRESS/for Grov elan d is Post Office Box
7. G roveland . Illinois 61535. we just rented
a cheap old storefront at 7017 N orth Glenwood
in Chicago (zip is 60626) because it's a beauti­

ful space & should be enjoyed by someone. we
threaten. in our imitation of adults, to sell
some Li ving Structure & Microhouse p recut kits
( c omp lete with ha rdwar.e) there one of these days
soon. at least it will be a good information
node .
ADDITIONAL PICTURES/p. 24. gene hong; pp. 82. 84,
87, & 89 barbara isaacs.

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