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About fitz

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

Download a Free Excerpt of ‘Shaker Inspiration’

“Shaker Inspiration” is at the printer, and is on track to ship in mid to late November. Until the harcover book ships, all customers who purchase the book get free pdf download of the entire book at checkout. The pdf … Continue reading

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A Look Inside ‘Shaker Inspiration’

“Shaker Inspiration,” Christian’s Becksvoort’s new book, is a bit different than most Lost Art Press titles; it’s part inspiration (both for the reader, and a look at the Shaker furniture tradition that has inspired much of Becksvoort’s furniture), part woodworking … Continue reading

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Class Registration Now Live

Registration is now open for the following first-half 2019 Lost Art Press classes (do sign up for the waitlists if you don’t immediately make it in): • Staked High Stool with Christopher Schwarz, Jan. 19 & 20 • Anarchist’s Tool … Continue reading

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Jan.-June 2019 Classes at Lost Art Press

I know it looks as if we’re running a woodworking school, but when classes aren’t going on (which truly is the majority of the time), the Lost Art Press storefront is Christopher Schwarz’s working woodshop and publishing office where he … Continue reading

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‘All Hail the 863’ – Chapter 5, ‘The Intelligent Hand’

I had the great privilege of working on David Savage’s new book, “The Intelligent Hand” – yet I confess it flummoxed me on my first several editing passes. After years of writing and editing straightforward, linear woodworking how-to articles, I … Continue reading

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‘Hands Employed Aright’ Book Release Party with Joshua Klein

Joshua Klein of Mortise & Tenon Magazine is coming all the way from Maine to celebrate the release of his book “Hands Employed Aright.” He’ll be around the shop during the day for the Open House, then from 7-10 p.m., … Continue reading

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Name the Image Source: A Call for Help

Edit: Thank you! Mystery solved! As we’ve worked on David Savage’s forthcoming book “The Intelligent Hand,” I’ve been sourcing a number of images both to secure permissions and to get high-resolution versions suitable for print. While my sleuthing skills are … Continue reading

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