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About fitz

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

Last-minute Class Openings at LAP

Originally posted on Rude Mechanicals Press Blog:
We had cancellations in two fast-approaching classes, and thus have two last-minute slots available – one in my March 16-17 Shaker Hanging Cabinet class, and one in Andy Glenn’s March 23-24 Post-and-rung Stool…

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Psst…Another ATC Class in the Offing

We’re bringing tool chest history full circle this fall with Kieran’s Binnie’s Sept. 23-27 class on building the Anarchist’s Tool Chest at our Covington storefront. You see, Kieran (of took Chris’ tool chest class in England several years ago … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving & Other New Classes Now Open for Registration

The new Covington Mechanicals classes posted last Monday are now open for registration (and linked just below). We also still have openings in some of our other 2019 classes, and those are linked below the four new ones. Intro to … Continue reading

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Spoons, Chests & Sectors – 4 More Classes

We’ve added a few more classes for 2019, including a two-class visit from internationally known spoon carver JoJo Wood! Click through the titles below to read more about each class. Registration will go live next Monday (Feb. 18, 2019) at … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for 2019 Summer/Fall Classes

Registration opens at 10 a.m. today (January 21, 2019) for classes during the second half of 2019. Note that the registration form now requests (but does not require) a phone number. It would be helpful to provide that (and to … Continue reading

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LAP Classes for July-Dec. 2019

We’ve a plethora of woodworking classes on offer for the second half of 2019 – most of them from visiting instructors (some from far, far away). In most cases, classes are limited to six students (the number of benches we … Continue reading

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‘The Shaker Guy,’ in the Portland Newspaper

Christian Becksvoort is featured in the Portland Press Herald today, in a Bob Keyes article in the Books section: “Christian Becksvoort doesn’t want to be the ornery old guy who complains about how things are and wishes for the way … Continue reading

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