Author Archives: fitz

About fitz

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

Drawer Stops – Several Approaches

The text and images below are excerpted from Christian Becksvoort’s forthcoming book…for which we don’t yet have a title. So for now, I’m thinking of it as “Becksvoort’s Builds, Business & Inspiration” – until something catchier comes to mind. Consider … Continue reading

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Int’ Oslög – Not Uncrafty

Jögge Sundqvist’s “Slöjd in Wood” is in the final editing/design stages, and will be off to Suzanne Ellison in the next day or two for the index, and to Kara Uhl for a copy edit. In other words, it’s just … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open – Build a Fore Plane Class

You can now register for the “Build a Traditionally Styled Fore Plane” class via this link. Note: Registering for the class or the waiting list is free – they won’t ask you for a credit card to register. After the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Fore Plane Class at the Storefront

James McConnell, of The Daily Skep, will teach a weekend class on making a fore plane July 21-22 at the storefront in Covington, Ky. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Just like the other classes at Lost Art … Continue reading

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The ‘Calvin Cobb’ Chapter-Spot Contest Winners Are…

Thanks to everyone who entered the “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker” chapter-spot contest. Some of your (wrong) answers were really funny – so I had a lot of fun going through the responses. Two photos, numbers 7 and 24, flummoxed everyone. … Continue reading

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Contest: Photo Fun with Calvin Cobb

If you’ve read “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” by Roy Underhill perhaps you’ve noticed the numbered “chapter spots” – the little images at the beginning of each chapter. (If you haven’t yet read it, well, you should! It’s variously funny, poignant, … Continue reading

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First Review of ‘Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker’

J. Norman Reid of Wood News Online reviewed Roy Underhill’s “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker! – A Novel with Measured Drawings” for the most recent issue. Here’s a short excerpt: “Fun, fast-moving and filled with vivid though sometimes arcane period details … Continue reading

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