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About fitz

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

‘Mind Upon Mind’ – From ‘Honest Labour’

Editor’s note: For the next several weeks, we will feature some of our favorite columns from “Honest Labour: The Charles H. Hayward” years, along with a few sentences about why these particular columns hit the mark. If you know anything … Continue reading

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Anarchist’s Tool Chest Update 3: Lid

  Editor’s note: As promised, Christopher Schwarz and I are writing a series of blog entries that explain how we have improved the construction process for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” during the last nine years (and several hundred chests).   … Continue reading

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Sold: Half Set of OST Hollows & Rounds (Never Used)

Update: sold. Lost Art Press co-founder John Hoffman has never used his gorgeous half-set of Old Street Tool hollows and rounds – his woodworking passion (when he has time for it amidst the LAP business side of things and other … Continue reading

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Late 2020 Classes Now ‘Live’

Just a reminder that as of 10 a.m. today, the classes at the Lost Art Press storefront for the second half of 2020 are open for registration. You can learn how to build one (or more!) of several chairs, two … Continue reading

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Second-half 2020 Classes at the Storefront

When we said we were going to offer fewer woodworking classes at the Lost Art Press storefront, we meant it…yet we nonetheless have a fair number on offer for the second half of 2020 (plus we’ve added one in June). … Continue reading

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‘Fitting Pretty,’ by Jim Bennett

Editor’s note: Thanks again to everyone who entered our True Tales of Woodworking Contest, in celebration of the release of Nancy Hiller’s new edition of “Making Things Work: Tales of a Cabinetmaker’s Life.” We enjoyed reading every one of the … Continue reading

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‘Not My Problem,’ by Bruce Chaffin

Editor’s note: Congratulations to Bruce Chaffin, the winner of our True Tales of Woodworking Contest, and a $100 gift certificate to Lost Art Press! Thanks to everyone who entered in celebration of the release of Nancy Hiller’s new edition of … Continue reading

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