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The History of Wood, Part 43

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On Rip-off Artists

If you are semi-aware of the woodworking tool industry you know there are several classes of toolmakers. People who try to make new tool designs that have never been seen before. People who improve old designs that are no longer … Continue reading

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He Thumbs a Book of Photographs and Says,

“Fast modern contemporary furniture, I want no part of it. People wanting to express themselves, it’s just simply crap. That’s what’s causing all the ills of our society, individualism with nothing to express. You tear your guts out to express … Continue reading

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Psst, Need a Tool Roll?

Head over to my blog at Popular Woodworking to read a review of the tool rolls from Jason Thigpen of Texas Heritage Woodworks — Christopher Schwarz

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

If you aren’t sure, the people at BlacksmithBolt.com should be able to sort you out with the help of slotted, unplated steel screws. (Mine are in the mail.) — Christopher Schwarz

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The History of Wood, Part 42

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Meet Pierre Jeanneret, Swiss Designer

Editor’s note: When people ask why I write about woodworking, I usually answer: “It’s the only thing I’m qualified to do – besides washing dishes.” In truth, however, my unspoken goal is to nudge woodworkers to close their laptops or … Continue reading

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