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The History of Wood, Part 50

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Making Chopsticks at Bridge City Toolworks

In preparation for a recent trade show in China, John Economaki of Bridge City Toolworks had a nutty idea for a gimmick in his booth: a planing jig for making chopsticks. As it turned out, people lined up at the … Continue reading

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The Japanese Toolbox (Finally)

When I got the privilege to measure an antique Japanese toolbox in 2013, I knew I had to build a reproduction. I just didn’t know it was going to take me two years to get around to making this simple … Continue reading

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Visit the Blue Spruce Factory

Today I got to tour the factory of Blue Spruce Toolworks in Sandy, Ore. I wrote about the details of the tour on my blog at Popular Woodworking Magazine. Check it out here. — Christopher Schwarz

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The History of Wood, Part 49

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The History of Wood, Part 48

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Divided We Live

It’s always good to work with people who are smarter than you. It’s even better if you can marry them. While John and I do most of the day-to-day grunt work at Lost Art Press, I’d be lost if I … Continue reading

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