Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

The Naked Woodworker’s Mighty Hammer

Mike “The Naked Woodworker” Siemsen made mallets for 18 students in my upcoming “Hand Tool Immersion” class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. This low-cost class is aimed at beginning woodworkers with young families who have few tools, money … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Some day I will count up all the tool chests that I have built and those that have been built during classes I’ve taught. In the meantime, here’s an important thing I’ve observed when building tool chests. I can build … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Tool Chest in Massachusetts

Some of you have noted that I am canceling classes this year. The reason is that I need to stay home to help take care of some important family members, and this trend could continue for a few years. I … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Lie-Nielsen Show in Cincinnati

Lost Art Press will be at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Popular Woodworking Magazine this weekend (April 17-18), with books, T-shirts and even some furniture to show. We’ll be bringing the just-released “Chairmaker’s Notebook,” plus all the other titles … Continue reading

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The Dominatrix Polissoirs

Making polissoirs (a wood polishing tool) from local materials during a woodworking class is always fun, though it isn’t always easy. Getting the broom corn for the core of the tool is usually a snap. Hose clamps we can usually … Continue reading

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How Big (or Little) is Your Chest?

A common bit of advice on building tool chests goes like this: “You should build the chest to fit your tools.” I’d like to amend that melba-toast statement to this: “You should build the chest to fit our tools.” Woodworking … Continue reading

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Update: Hand Tool Immersion Class

I’d like to say “thank you” to all the woodworkers who have donated tools, money and offers of assistance for the Hand Tool Immersion class for new woodworkers being held at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking this fall. The … Continue reading

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