Category Archives: Personal Favorites

You Can Call Him ‘Roy Jr.’

I wish I had thought of this Halloween costume for my kids when they were helpless. These days it’s a struggle to get my 18-year-old daughter to wear a handlebar moustache. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Leo, who is dressed today … Continue reading

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‘Cool.’ A Story by the Saucy Indexer

Chris had been studying A.-J. Roubo’s writings for years, but lately there was something strange about the three volumes. He couldn’t put his finger on it; sometimes he thought he heard voices near the books. It was creepy and unsettling … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 26

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How to Saw/Why you Should Follow David Savage

“I teach people to see using a motorbike analogy. ‘Imagine you are riding a nice powerful bike, the sun is shining and you are driving along this winding country lane your partner is on the back and you are going … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 25

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Suzanne Ellison’s ‘L’art du corbeau’

If we planned to market “L’art du menuisier: The Book of Plates” to a second genus, it would likely be to the Corvus of the world – the crows. Not only do these birds appreciate shiny objects, but they have … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 24

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