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Lesson No. 3

The Tale of the Foul-mouthed Countertop Guy can be viewed through a lot of filters: that of the artisan, the customer, macroeconomics and on and on. However the lesson embedded in the story has nothing directly to do with haggling, … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the Boss

Everyone has something to teach me. Even if it’s as simple as: Avoid that person. As John and I plunge into our eighth year of running Lost Art Press, I am reminded of three things that I learned about life … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 33

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On Drinking & Woodworking

It’s no secret that I like beer. So I get asked by students occasionally: Do you drink while you are in the shop? The answer? Absolutely, yes. Now, before you read another word, know that I am not an uptight … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 32

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The Anarchist’s Gift Guide

Most holiday “gift guides” are mostly bogus – lists of items that a store needs to move, are at a particular price point or have a high profit margin. My gift guide is the opposite. These are things that I … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 31

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