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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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The History of Wood, Part 47

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A New Book from Me (Kinda!)

Before I started writing woodworking books, I had a magazine reader ask me about my photography book. Photography book? What? Yup. “Men Defined: Nudes,” which is still available at Amazon. That’s not my writing, I promise. If I were to … Continue reading

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You Keep Using that Word. I Don’t Think it Means What You Think it Means

In North America, we are too cavalier in using the word “master” to describe an artisan. Many times, it’s simply BS advertising copy when a publisher tries to puff up one of its authors: “Mr. Shinkle Gymnosperm is a master … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen Show in Charleston with Roy Underhill

Charleston, S.C., is my favorite city, and so it pains me that I’m not going to be able to attend the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event there next month. My liver and cholesterol, however, are well-pleased by this unfortunate turn of … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 46

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