Does anyone know of a good online resource for how to make the letters for Sefer Torah, tefillin, mezuzot, based on the Mishnah Berurah's Mishnat Sofrim (siman 36) or Keset Hasofer (Ch. 5), and/or other sources like Beit Yosef, Shulchan Aruch Harav, Aruch Hashulchan? I find these sources really really hard to read without pictures, just full of ambiguous phrases like "such and such is turned up" or "with a corner, but curved" (see Peh). And loads of others.
To me, that would include
- Good sharp, full-sized pictures, with
- Annotated text, with indications on exactly which part of the picture is indicated by a particular hard-to-read phrase, maybe with Right and Wrong pictures. Maybe lechatchilah/b'diavad pictures.
- Alternate pictures for Ari Zal, Veilish, etc., for comparison.
- Maybe alternate pictures if there is a machlokes on what the Mishnat Sofrim meant, etc.
In other words, not just pictures of the letters, but help from the pictures in learning these sources.
Someone pointed out to me that the poskim had pictures in front of them when they wrote their text, i.e., the written letter(s) themselves that they were describing. It's hard to replace that with words.