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An Incomplete Failure

For me, failure is like the first-person accounts I’ve heard from people who were saved from drowning or freezing to death. You struggle mightily. At some point, however, you stop and are gripped by calm or warmth. For the last … Continue reading

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Dutch Tool Chest DVD Now Available from Lie-Nielsen

After many requests from readers, I shot a DVD with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on making a Dutch tool chest, and the DVD is now available from Lie-Nielsen. At 185 minutes, the DVD covers all aspects of chest construction, from design and … Continue reading

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More texture!

Chris’s recent post about texture reminded me of this Japanese bowl that I have: The bowl is extremely light in weight, which leads me to think that it is made from kiri (Royal Paulownia, Paulownia tomentosa). The finish is urushi, … Continue reading

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A Few Favorite Images from ‘Chairmaker’s Notebook’

I spent the morning organizing and packing up more than 500 hand-drawn illustrations that Peter Galbert made for “Chairmaker’s Notebook.” Even though John and I have spent about 150 hours scanning and adjusting the images, they are still as remarkable … Continue reading

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An End to Public E-mail

Since 1996 I have had a public e-mail address for all things woodworking. I have – to the best of my knowledge – answered every e-mail people have sent me (except a few from Nigerian princes). Today I shut down … Continue reading

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Join Me on Reddit on Tuesday Night

I’ll be participating in an “Ask Me Anything” session on reddit.com on Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. EST. Registered users can submit questions about anything relating to woodworking, and I will answer them. Simple. Check out reddit’s woodworking subreddit … Continue reading

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The History of Wood, Part 34

From Henry, the Turks and myself, I hope you have a Merry Christmas! D. McDara

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