Author Archives: brendangaffney

‘Things I Don’t Remember,’ a Biography of James Krenov

We are particularly proud to announce this forthcoming biography of James Krenov written by Brendan Gaffney. Like Brendan and many other woodworkers, we were entranced by Krenov’s books the moment we picked them up. While Krenov was an incredibly talented … Continue reading

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Cornett’s Woven Masterpiece

I’ve just finished my article for Mortise & Tenon Magazine about Chester Cornett’s “Masterpiece Bookcase Rocker.” I believe Cornett called his bookcase rocker a masterpiece for its expert joinery, its level of adornment and care of construction – but over … Continue reading

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Building ‘The Other Roubo Bookstand’

A week or two ago, I put up a short post and video about “The Other Roubo Bookstand,” a project taken from the plate 331 of André Jacob Roubo’s “l’Art du Menuisier,” scaled to hold the beautiful deluxe edition of the … Continue reading

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The Other Roubo Bookstand

No doubt many of you are familiar with the famous one-piece bookstand from plate 331 of Roubo’s “With All Precision Possible” popularized by Roy Underhill. This past week, we decided to build a nice bookstand for the shop copy of … Continue reading

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Storefront Takeover This Saturday (June 9)

Normally around this time every month Chris writes a blog post to tell you that the Lost Art Press storefront in Covington, Ky., will be open on the coming Saturday. But with Chris visiting his (kind of) ancestral homeland, it’s … Continue reading

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Make a Sector This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be here at the Lost Art Press Storefront running my second class on building the Cabinetmaker’s Sector. The last class was fantastic and yielded a great batch of new sectors. I’ve had a spot open … Continue reading

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Unuseless Skills

When I was a kid, my family had a wide selection of “bathroom books.” These were books that had been taken down from the shelves on a whim and left behind on the shelf above the toilet, either because their … Continue reading

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