Author Archives: Kara Uhl

A Land of Snow & Ice

Oct. 27, 1968: A few stars are showing. A light breeze coming up and 26°. A day for small chores. I mixed up a batch of wood glue very thin and painted the runners on my sled. Tomorrow it will … Continue reading

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Meet the Author (and Illustrator): Maurice Pommier

[Editor’s note: We recently reached out for an interview with Maurice Pommier, author and illustrator of “Grandpa’s Workshop” (translated by Brian Anderson – you can read about Brian’s visit to see Maurice and his workshop in 2012 here). Maurice lives in … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Joshua A. Klein

Joshua Klein was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. “I was always the art kid,” he says. He wasn’t much into sports and instead spent his spare time painting, drawing and playing music. He was content with Bs, spending less time on … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: C. H. Becksvoort

Christian Becksvoort was born in Wolfsburg, Germany. His father, who had spent seven years as a German apprentice, worked as a cabinetmaker. When Chris was 6, his parents decided to move to Toronto. But shortly before relocating to Canada, the … Continue reading

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A Deeper Look at Craftsmanship in ‘The Difference Makers’ (A Review)

The Deckle Edge, “a blog about books, libraries, books stores, and the ideas they contain,” recently posted a detailed review of Marc Adams’ new book, “The Difference Makers.” In his review, Matthew Boutte, a Texas-based finance executive who is “a … Continue reading

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Free Excerpts of Two New Books

For those who like to browse before they buy we’ve added excerpts from two of our latest titles – “The Difference Makers” by Marc Adams and “Making & Mastering Wood Planes (The Revised Edition)” by David Finck. In the excerpt … Continue reading

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Free Excerpt of ‘Joiner’s Work’

For a more in-depth look of Peter Follansbee’s “Joiner’s Work,” check out the (free!) PDF excerpt we’ve posted here. It includes the table of contents, dedication, acknowledgements, introduction and the bookstand chapter. While copy editing Peter’s book I was delighted … Continue reading

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