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The History of Wood, Part 39

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The Skep: The Symbol of the Artisan

When we started Lost Art Press, we kicked around several ideas for what should be the symbol of our small company. We toyed with a saw and then a plane, and we eventually settled on using Joseph Moxon’s compass. The … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 38

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The History of Wood, Part 37

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The History of Wood, Part 36

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Do Not Think Ahead. Or Behind.

The most useful woodworking classes I took in college were actually in the religion department. Though I was a journalism major, every time I was allowed an elective class I blew it on Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Christianity and Judaism. I … Continue reading

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10 Years of Fighting Progress

I’m not one to celebrate or even acknowledge anniversaries, but this has been an odd year. On four occasions this year I’ve had people approach me at woodworking shows or classes and say almost these exact words: “I’d love to … Continue reading

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