This Saturday: The Holiday Open Day

Inside the newly restored Cincinnati Museum Center

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.

— Christopher Schwarz

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5 Responses to This Saturday: The Holiday Open Day

  1. hgordon4 says:

    Would love to see what the Monticello bookcase looks like in walnut and pine – will you have that in the portfolio on your personal site at some point? I’m about to start one in cherry. I’m taking Jameel’s path with lining up all those dovetails.
    Hope you have a great open house this weekend. Too far from FL. Will be back up there in May.


    • I also am lining up the dovetails. Jameel poisoned my mind with that great tip. We’ll post photos. This is some beautiful Appalachian walnut. And we managed to get the grain matching all the way up both end of the boxes.


      • hgordon4 says:

        Sounds like it will be amazing. Thanks in advance for posting photos – I look forward to seeing them. “Poisoned your mind”… that’s a great way of putting it… Can’t not do that after seeing his cases. They are sublime.


  2. Fred Love says:

    635 Willard Street? Have you relocated since yesterday?


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