Category Archives: Books in the Works

The Aumbry Makes the Cover

The aumbry from the upcoming “Furniture of Necessity” book is featured on the cover of the February 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which will mail to subscribers later this month. My article discusses the history of the aumbry and … Continue reading

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450 Scans Later, Peter Galbert’s ‘Chairmaker’s Notebook’ Emerges

Peter Galbert’s upcoming book on chairmaking began more than two years ago with a short afternoon chat in Berea, Ky. It started as a DVD project with some plans. Then it was a booklet. Next, a book with photos and … Continue reading

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Have a Party, Build a Sawbench

The first project in my next book, “The Furniture of Necessity,” is a Windsor-style sawbench. While some might think it’s a complex exercise in geometry and joinery, it’s ridiculously easy once you understand a few principles that have nothing to … Continue reading

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But What was on H.O. Studley’s Shop Wall?

Tens of thousands of woodworkers have a poster of the famed H.O. Studley tool chest on their shop walls. Studley, however, didn’t need the poster – he had the real thing. So what poster did he tack to his shop … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need No Stinking Lighter

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been hunkered in the bunker out here in the Virginia Highlands, only partly because a) it was Thanksgiving week and b) we got a foot-and-a-half of snow earlier in the week. No, the culprit … Continue reading

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How to Become Immortal (and Help the H.O. Studley Book)

Don Williams and I are deep into the guts of his book on H.O. Studley’s tool cabinet and workbench – doing everything we can to get the book out in March 2015 – just in time for the exhibit of … Continue reading

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He’s Mighty Heavy for a Scrawny, 171-year-old Dead Man

About 48 hours to go. As I write this, that is my estimate of when I get to pass off the 40,000 words and 500 pictures of the manuscript for “VIRTUOSO: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley” … Continue reading

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