Category Archives: Books in Print

You Are the Vise of Meat

Workbench disclaimer: A traditional workbench makes many tasks easier. Please read that sentence again with the emphasis on the last word. Easier. While you can build anything with nothing, things are easier with a traditional bench. Today I dressed the … Continue reading

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‘The Book of Plates’ and ‘The Custom Box’

At long last (thank you USPS), I received a box of the production-bound copies of “The Book of Plates.” Like many readers on Twitter and Instagram, I was smitten. It is a bit intoxicating to hold, page through and examine. … Continue reading

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A Machine Heart

“I’ve heard my teacher say, where there are machines, there are bound to be machine worries; where there are machine worries, there are bound to be machine hearts. With a machine heart in your breast, you’ve spoiled what was pure … Continue reading

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Invent Nothing: Volume II

In my early days at Popular Woodworking magazine, we would draw up the projects we wanted to build for an upcoming issue and present them to the other editors for review and comment. On the one hand, it was a … Continue reading

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Last Day for Free Shipping on ‘Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!’

Midnight tonight (Nov. 29, 2014) is the last time you will see free domestic shipping on Roy Underhill’s “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” The book is $29. Shipping and handling fees will be about $7. To give you a further taste … Continue reading

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New Campaign Furniture Catalog Available for Download

Christopher Clarke Antiques has released its latest catalog of campaign furniture called “An Officer’s Room,” which you can download for free from the company’s web site here. Sean and Simon Clarke were extremely generous and helpful as I was researching … Continue reading

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2 Episodes on Campaign Furniture on ‘The Woodwright’s Shop’

You can now watch two episodes on Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop” on campaign furniture that we taped earlier this year by following this link. Use the arrows below the main screen to scroll over to the episodes you want … Continue reading

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