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The History of Wood, Part 15

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Why Our Books are Sewn and Casebound

In one word: Charlie. We will let furniture maker Christopher Scott explain: “This was the work of my workshop dog Charlie, a curly retriever x lab. I have to admit this book not only got read by Charlie, but it … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Tool Chest of Marco Terenzi

I keep every Anarchist’s Tool Chest photograph that readers have sent me through the years. I’ve seen my tool chest designs painted with flowers. I’ve seen it painted electric purple. With a Kleenex dispenser in the front wall. But that … Continue reading

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Aug. 23. Be in Cincinnati. That is All

Without exaggeration, I have at least 10 blog entries I need to post. What with my trip to England, some new Lost Art Press products and a short journey to Charleston, S.C., I have a lot to tell you about. … Continue reading

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Calling all Woodworking History Nerds

During Joshua Klein’s research into the woodworking life of Jonathan Fisher of Maine, Joshua has found several tantalizing entries in Fisher’s journal about mechanical marvels he has invented or made for his workshop. But perhaps most interesting is when Fisher … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 14

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The Special Relationship

Jeff Burks has written here several times about the drinking habits of 17th- and 18th-century woodworkers viz. they used to work like the devil all day and then spend all of their hard-earned largesse on gin (known as “mother’s ruin” … Continue reading

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