I gasped a little bit this evening when I opened the latest issue of Fine Woodworking magazine and saw a full-page review of Joshua Klein’s “Hands Employed Aright.” The review is on page 20 of the February 2019 issue and is quite favorable.
The review is well-deserved. Joshua poured his heart into the project, and the book required many years of research, photography and writing.
Thanks to Barry Dima, the author of the review, and Josh.
This Saturday – Dec. 8 – we’re opening our doors to the public between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. We’ll have all our books available for sale (credit cards, check or cash welcome) plus a big pile of blemished books at 50 percent off (cash only, please).
We have two cases of Christian Becksvoort’s new book, “Shaker Inspiration,” for you to check out.
And if you ask to “see the clock,” we’ll take you to the back room and give you a homemade Kentucky beverage. It’s sweet and takes four hours to make. Plus cookies!
The workshop is a manic zoo this week. I’m trying to finish up a Monticello bookcase in walnut and clear pine that has been held up by Crises Nos. 634 and 645 of 2018. I’m pushing to get all the boxes assembled by Saturday. There are six units, all dovetailed with a mitered dovetail on the front edge. Megan is processing almost 300 board feet of poplar for an upcoming Dutch tool chest class. And Brendan is building a stand for some glass bottles for a holiday bazaar.
So we are greatly looking forward to Saturday when we can put down our tools for a few hours and chat. Heck, we might even ask you to “see the clock” a few times.
The storefront is at 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky. It’s a nice historic neighborhood filled with good restaurants and bars. And if you want to add a special stop on your visit, I recommend a visit to the newly reopened Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. This gorgeous Art Deco structure (photo above) has been restored and just reopened.
Even if you don’t want to go to one of the museums inside, I recommend you tour the lobby and public spaces (there’s no admission to the public spaces). You can buy a local beer and walk around and enjoy the views.
They have a nice clock there as well (newly restored), but it’s not as sweet as ours.
Note: Some people are having trouble signing up for the waitlist – we’ve checked everything we can think of to check (and googled the problem). We cannot replicate the issue. So, if anyone else has trouble, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll manually register you for the waitlist in the order I receive said emails. Sorry.