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Water vs. Wood, the sequel

I recently returned from a week and a half in Colombia. While there, I got to experience some of the temperature and humidity extremes that we subject our furniture to: We traveled from the warm, humid llanos at Villavicencio, to … Continue reading

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Water vs. Wood

Freshly-cut red oak, destined to become Roubo workbench legs A few days ago, Chris broke one of the cardinal rules of this blog: he began a sentence with, “You should…” He said to me, “You should be writing about this … Continue reading

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‘The Furniture Record:’ A Blog worth Bookmarking

Like having enough fiber in your diet, woodworkers (me included) can benefit from regular exposure to lots and lots of antique furniture. Looking at overall forms (nice and awkward) and construction details (typical and far out) will help train your … Continue reading

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Toolmaker Killed in Workshop Accident

Raney Nelson, 44, a woodworker, toolmaker and father, was killed Saturday by a piece of flying debris in his Indiana workshop. While medical authorities are still working out the details, Hancock County Coroner Tammy Vangundy told the Greenfield (Ind.) Daily … Continue reading

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The Dawn of the ‘Dürer Stick’

One stick can improve the way you work. Two sticks can change your entire workshop regimen. This blog entry began months ago when Richard Maguire posted an excellent video called “The Holdfast and the Batten,” which demonstrates how to use … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: 4 Lost Art Press Titles

Randy Wilkins – the blogger behind The Designer’s Assistant – is giving away four Lost Art Press titles as he culls his collection of duplicates. Read this blog entry on how to enter the contest. And be sure to check … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press Closing for Thanksgiving

While you can place orders on our web site 365 days a year, we will not be shipping orders between Wednesday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Dec. 1. Any orders received during that time will be mailed on Monday, Dec. 2. … Continue reading

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On Furniture Design and Cooking

The best thing I ever learned about furniture design came from my mom while we were driving the family Suburban somewhere in the Florida panhandle. My mom is absolutely the best cook I have ever encountered. She can do anything … Continue reading

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Interview with Andrew Detloff at Ravinheart Renditions

Andrew Detloff has just posted a 30-minute chat session we recorded last night. We discussed why Don Williams’ Roubo translation is so important, the machinery in my workshop and (no surprise) workbenches. You can listen to the podcast here. Detloff … Continue reading

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Fleischmann’s Deluxe Type Design and A.-J. Roubo

When Chris gave me the design brief to work on the Lost Art Press edition of “L’art du menuisier,” I realized that I had the opportunity to design two editions for two distinct groups of readers. One for the hands-on … Continue reading

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