Despite our best efforts to get him on a payment plan, Chris’ outstanding tab at the local bar has run up to astronomical heights. To offset the damage a bit, we’re dropping prices on a few past projects – the Blackout Tee and our Ebbets ballcaps.
The tees are a thick, tough 6.1-ounce jersey, tube-knit from domestically grown cotton. That’s about 50 percent heavier than your typical cheapo tee, and the tubular knit means no side seams to chafe and/or fall apart. They’re proudly Union-sewn in California, discharge printed in Oregon, and we couldn’t be happier with them (aside from their being remarkably difficult to photograph).
The hats are a heavy brushed cotton bull twill, with a short, flexible brim – you can wad the cap up and put it in a pocket, and its shorter length doesn’t bang into the top of the band saw when you’re focusing on a cut. They’re gorgeously made in the USA by Ebbets Field Flannels.
— Tom Bonamici
34 thoughts on “We’ve Lost Our Lease”
Is this a joke? Otherwise you folks must be totally messed up. Do you hope your customer base is going to bail you out for that lame reason. This is a rather an unfortunate attempt sound cleaver maybe? Rather immature. Try to play it straight – you will have much more adult credibility.
New here, aren’t you.
I come here for the immaturity. Please don’t ruin it for me.
Noted. Try and put a lid over your corn glake bowl tomorrow morning.
Correction “corn flake bowl”
Adult credibility is way overrated.
Simmer down nah.
Lost our lease … very funny …
Belated April fool’s joke?
If you call Beer “vitamin B” it looks better. Coffee is “vitamin C”.
Sounds like Chris has a favorite table and chair at the local bar that is no longer reserved. All joking aside, the price of the Tees looks unchanged. Some clarification might help.
Hahaha, I thought this was a late April fool’s day post! Keep Chris out of the bars 😂
Look in the freezer – first place I look when I lose my 👓
Chris doesn’t have any time for April-foolery or running up bar tabs because he is much too busy working up designs and prototypes for the new LAP series of artisan pie safes. We should be very grateful he is doing his part to prevent the awful pie shortage from going catastrophic-critical, instead of idling his time in bars. Nobody has time for foolery.
I know right, he doesn’t even have time to make fart jokes anymore.
Maybe he could steal some pint glasses. Then slap a logo on them and sell them in the shop. That should be good for a few dollars.
He should say he uses their beer to make chairs and sell it as a tool. They’d sell out of beer and his tab would almost be paid.
Of course it’s a joke. Chris does not run up tabs. He avoids debt of all kinds. And short of being a teetotaler, he’s the most responsible kind of drinker you can be. I’m sorry that the attempt at humor fell flat.
As someone who often cannot resist the temptation of using self-irony for being humorous, I strongly sympathise. The main issue is that many people do not get the irony or the humour. I liked the post a lot and would love to order the tee, but live on another continent.
“Falling flat” is in the eye of the beholder. And it hurts a lot less than falling folded, let me tell you.
I think they lost Chris’s leash. Hard to lease a building you own.
I would be more than happy to contribute to Chris’ drinking (tab) problem.
Follow up: Ordered the Tee last night. Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt? Especially one as cool as that.
I am confused by the comments and delighted by the post. Cheers!
Ones thing’s for sure, there are way too many people taking life way to seriously in these comments. Great pitch – loved it! Think I’ll go pick up something new from the shop this week
doesn’t surprise me a bit. Chris has crazy expensive taste. i mean just 1 of his favorite beers costs the same as like a 96 pack of the typical ‘merac’n beer shaped objects.
Someone attempts humor on this blog, and everyone is not on board??????????????????????? I’m shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, given that statement came from you , I almost spit my coffee out. I have to remember to not be drinking coffee when I read this blog.
@mcdara: so when is The History of Wood: The Next Generation coming out? Plenty of material to explore: near world extinction by plague, near world annihilation by 2 different self proclaimed studs, resurgence of green woodworking by necessity after wallstreet cornered the market on lumber, and who could forget the rise and fall of the tiny tool trunk trend?
For the record, I love The History of Wood. But there was a near rebellion among readers. Every time a new one was released our email inboxes were flooded with angry people. Angry about the typeface. The typos. The juvenile humor (all of which are hugely appealing to me). Finally, our customer service people cried mea culpa to the onslaught. So I sadly pulled the plug.
That is the history of The History of Wood. RIP in peace.
Well I Loved every one. Come may 30, I’ll think of mcdera and what might have been.
I still haven’t figured out what’s going on. Sigh
As I’m sure I said before, I originally wrote The History of Wood as a joke because another member of the living history group, that I belonged to wrote The history of steel. I thought, steel is a lump of metal. What people do with it has a history, but the steel will sit as a lump, on the ground forever. As the group wood worker, I came back with ” wood is the same as it’s always been, invented shortly after the invention of dirt” but that first one caused people to demand more. I had no way to transition from “there is no history here” to an on-going article, so my brilliant transition was number 2, which the dog ate. The problem was, I did a lot of work to make sure THOW followed a valid historical path. To enjoy it (get the joke) you had to like and know history. Obviously people in a living history group did. Just as obviously, most people don’t.
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