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Make Your Own Liquid Hide Glue

My shop time is erratic. Sometimes I’m in the shop for 40 hours a week. Sometimes I get about four. So it’s hard for me to plan for hot hide glue. Sometimes assembly time comes much faster than I anticipated. … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 41

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I Don’t Know, Let’s Say 90 Percent

When you design a cabinet, chair or tool chest, it’s too easy to let the following words slip from your lips: “I made it to fit my needs, my body, my tools. Like anything custom-made, it needs to suit the … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 40

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Forgotten Details of Cooking & Screwing

Whenever I have to wait in a doctor’s office, I don’t mess around with their pile of last year’s Time magazines. I bring my own really old magazines – and this week it was issues of The Woodworker from 1916. … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 39

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The Skep: The Symbol of the Artisan

When we started Lost Art Press, we kicked around several ideas for what should be the symbol of our small company. We toyed with a saw and then a plane, and we eventually settled on using Joseph Moxon’s compass. The … Continue reading

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