I’ve been working on this hand-written book of geometry since at least 2013… maybe since 2011. There’s a total of fifty pages or leaves in it, although it’s an accordion-style Japanese album from Moleskine. I recently started working on it again due to some recent geometry work in my life, and I’ve put in a few longish days. The work itself is a manuscript to teach myself the material from Andrew Sutton’s book, Ruler and Compass, available from Wooden Books Press (a division of Bloomsbury).
Several years ago, it might have been early 2014, I laid out most of the remaining pages — the margins of each panel, the lines for the text, and the two or three geometry figures for each page. For reasons passing understanding at this late juncture, I failed to lay out the last six pages of the book, or plan for the inside front cover. The result was that I created a milestone, of sorts, in this project — the end of already-laid-out pages, six pages before the end, when I’d have to plan the remaining six pages and finish the inside front cover.
I’m now at that point. My goal was to get here by Memorial Day weekend, and I’ve achieved that goal a bit earlier than expected. I probably won’t be able to get back into this work until after the weekend, but I’ve made good progress.