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

Stuff in the Store (and in Store)

We have sold out of “By Hand & Eye” but are working on getting that title back to the printer immediately. If you need the book, check out some of our retailers; many still have the book in stock. We … 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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Friday: A Tantalizing Peek at the Studley Tool Chest

Most of the verbiage I’ve read about the H.O. Studley tool chest has been misleading, candy-coated or just silly. I can say this because I’ve spent the last five years embedded with Don Williams, the author of our forthcoming book … Continue reading

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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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