Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

Publisher of woodworking books and DVDs specializing in hand tool techniques.

About Those Nubs of Yours

A fair number of tables from the Middle Ages and later appear to have a couple of extra pieces attached below the tabletop to thicken up the area where the leg tenons intersect the top. I call these “nubs” for … Continue reading

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Where His Gunpowder was Only Snuff

“Writing a book is like driving a car at night. You only see as far as your headlights go, but you can make the whole trip that way.” — E.L. Doctorow I was pissfarting around with my combination square today … Continue reading

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The Hayward Project v. The Blair Witch Project

John and I really should avoid alcohol when we discuss our business. One of the first books we discussed publishing in 2007 was securing the rights to publish some of the fantastic writing of Charles H. Hayward, who was editor … Continue reading

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SAPFM’s Mid-year Conference Looks Crazy Good

Though I can’t attend the mid-year conference of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers in Knoxville, Tenn., next month because of family obligations, I urge you to check it out. The program, which runs June 11-15, is pretty fantastic. … Continue reading

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Sterling Dovetailing Ruler. Get One

Details on my other blog. It’s fantastic. Get one. — Christopher Schwarz

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This is Not Your 15th-century Ancestor’s Table

Though it might seem like it, I’m not writing a book about medieval furniture. I’m leaving that task to the capable hands of Derek Olson at the Oldwolf Workshop. Check it out here, it’s going to be cool. The stuff … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Tool Chest at Handworks (Natch)

This photo is kind of difficult to interpret. The big chest is 1:4 scale (about 9” long). The small one is 1:10. It is Marco Terenzi’s work, of course. Both will be at Handworks this weekend, along with so much … Continue reading

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