Category Archives: Virtuoso: The Toolbox of Henry O. Studley

Where H.O. Studley Shopped

While a fair number of tools in the H.O. Studley chest were custom-made – most likely by Studley himself – there are a significant number of off-the-rack tools in the chest as well. Lots of Starrett stuff, Brown & Sharpe, … Continue reading

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On the Importance of the Studley Tool Chest

During the last five years, I’ve had more than my share of intimate contact with the famous H.O. Studley tool cabinet. And so wherever I travel I get asked this question: “What’s it like?” So I lie. “I hate it,” … Continue reading

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My Final Visit to Studley’s Chest (And Your First One)

In about 90 minutes I leave the real world to enter the shadowy territory of H.O. Studley. His tool cabinet and workbench are under the kind curation of a man who wishes to remain anonymous. And so we turn off … Continue reading

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H.O. Studley, Trim Carpenter

During our New England blitz, I once again had the good fortune to visit Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hardwick, the previous owner of the H.O. Studley tool cabinet and workbench. His tale of care and careful stewardship of this treasure … Continue reading

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Join the Search for a Piano H.O. Studley Built

In planning and preparing for the upcoming book “Virtuoso” and the accompanying exhibit of H.O. Studley’s magnificent tool cabinet and workbench (May 15-17, 2015), I invariably get the question, “Is it possible to have a piano built by Studley in … Continue reading

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Important Update on the Studley Book & Exhibit

The throttle on the S.S. Studley Manuscript is as wide open as I can make it, and I am stoking the fire with vigor. Unlike Chris Schwarz, who once told me that a normal day for him includes writing 4,000 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Projects at Lost Art Press

When I left the corporate publishing world, I stopped wearing a wristwatch everyday. In fact, I don’t think I’ve worn one this year. This is, of course, a symbolic gesture. We won’t release a book until we are happy with … Continue reading

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