Author Archives: fitz

About fitz

Woodworker, writer, editor, teacher, ailurophile, Shakespearean. Will write for air-dried walnut.

Carving Class Opening This Weekend

Update: The space has been claimed. This Saturday & Sunday I (Daniel Clay, Saturday Box Company) will be teaching a two-day chip carving class at the Lost Art Press storefront. The class is designed especially for first-time and beginner chip … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for 7 New Classes

You can now register for seven new classes at the Lost Art Press storefront via the links below.  Note: Registering for the class or the waiting list is free – no credit card needed to register. After the dust settles, … Continue reading

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New Classes at the LAP Storefront

A handful of new woodworking class sessions from Daniel Clay, Brendan Gaffney and me will go on sale Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9 a.m. EDT on Eventbrite. Classes are limited to six students – the number of benches (plus … Continue reading

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‘Slöjd in Wood’ Ship Date (& Peg Board Project)

Jögge Sundqvist’s “Slöjd in Wood” ships from the printer on Thursday, and will soon thereafter mail to the many of you who’ve already ordered (thank you!). Here’s a palate-tickler of a PDF excerpt for download and enjoyment while you wait: … Continue reading

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Got Time for a Quickie Next Weekend?

Update: Sold out. (But if you’re interested, sign up for the waitlist for the June 23-24 class at LAP, or join me at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, Maine, Sept. 8-9 for a class on a slightly different version of a … Continue reading

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‘The Sawhorse That Saved Thanksgiving’

“This has been Uncle Sam’s Woodshop of the Air, transcribed in Washington, D.C., and I’m Calvin Cobb wishing that, as you slide down the banister of life — that all the splinters are going in your direction! So long!” Download … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Immersion 101

A few years back, Christopher Schwarz taught a handful of what he affectionately calls “the baby anarchist’s tool chest class.” The premise was to help build the woodworking community by offering to young would-be hand-tool woodworkers a low-cost class to … Continue reading

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