Category Archives: Personal Favorites

Lost Art Press Headquarters, an Update

For the last two years, Lucy and I have been looking for the right urban storefront for the next stage of our lives, which will begin as soon as our daughter Katy, 14, goes to college. We’ve looked at dozens … Continue reading

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Never Go Full Athol

After years of suffering with a drawing compass that was intended for drafting, I banished it to my upstairs office and ordered a vintage Starrett 85 for my tool chest. The 85s are expensive, but surprisingly robust and versatile. As … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 57

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New Corporate Wellness Initiatives

Lost Art Press knows that healthy employees are happy employees. To engender a new spirit of happiness among associates, Lost Art Press’s human resources department is sponsoring a new initiative that will help promote wellness among its employees, foster a … Continue reading

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Good Wood is Like Good Glue

This morning I finally cut into the stack of Port Orford cedar I’d purchased to build a Japanese sliding-lid box. I picked up the stock at Northwest Timber while I was working out in the Portland, Ore. area and the … Continue reading

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Threatening Note? Or Greasy Gift?

This week John stopped by to pick up a pile of books left over from the Handworks show and tossed me a bag packed with computer cords and a silver bullet. “Uh dude,” I said. “You left some ammo in … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 56

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