We are closing the Lost Art Press warehouse (my basement) for the Thanksgiving holiday. So any orders placed after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, will not be mailed until Monday.
My family and I are headed to Charleston, S.C., for Thanksgiving, which I am certain will involve grits, beer and long walks along the Battery.
The other good news is that I’d like to welcome Highland Hardware as one of our retailers for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” We are cautious about who we work with, but when we were approached by Highland Hardware, it was a no-brainer.
I used to visit the store every other year when I had to attend the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Ga., and I also stopped by several times on my way through the city. Highland Hardware is where I first met Roy Underhill about 1996 or 1997. He won’t remember it.
Roy was giving a demonstration on turning at the store and I was just too star-struck and shy to even introduce myself.
In any case, Highland Hardware is one of the more influential independent stores that have always gone the extra mile to keep the craft alive, especially handwork. I bought many of my hand tools there, and the staff has always been friendly and patient.
I got to meet Chris Bagby, the owner, this year at Woodworking in America, and I now have plans to teach down there in early 2013.
— Christopher Schwarz