Category Archives: Personal Favorites

The History of Wood, Part 22

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Lost Art Press on WVXU-FM

Though I enjoy traveling, I am always thrilled to return home to the Cincinnati, Ohio, area where Lucy and I have lived since 1996 (she’s a third or fourth generation local; I’m the transplant). After 18 years here, I’m a … Continue reading

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More Unprofitable Shop Posters!

Because our poster experiment last week was so unsuccesful (I think six people sent me photos of their Hayward shop posters), we’ve decided to do it again – this time with original images from my collection that were already scanned … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 21

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This Weekend: Escape to Canada

After looking through about 100 pages of notes this week, I asked myself: “Does anyone really want to listen me talk about nails?” I mean, who else gets giddy when reading through a 30-page manuscript detailing the British military’s nail … Continue reading

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A Place for Nothing and Nothing in its Place

  The two most influential people in my life as a woodworker have been Charles H. Hayward, the finest woodworking writer of the 20th century, and Carl Bilderback, a union carpenter and tool collector in La Porte, Ind. I count … Continue reading

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‘To Make as Perfectly as Possible’ Named one of the ‘50 Books of the Year’

The deluxe edition of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” has been named one of the “50 Books of the Year” for 2013 by the Design Observer, in association with AIGA and Designers & Books. Designed by … Continue reading

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