Author Archives: Kara Uhl

The Eye of Vision

“Perhaps that is the most precious part of the gift a handicraft like woodwork can bring with it, and as our power to concentrate deepens so will the quality of our skill. Fortunately for us constant repetition will always bring … Continue reading

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‘Cut & Dried’ has Shipped

I finally “met” Richard Jones. Richard and I have been emailing each other, at times daily, since we began turning his opus on timber technology into book form 11 months ago. Richard lives in Leeds, a city in West Yorkshire, … Continue reading

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The Unvarnished Brilliance of Jonathan Fisher

Editor’s Note: In addition to making the last edits to the book, we’re working on some final approvals from museums, the index and the cover. We hope to offer pre-publication ordering in August. Late into the nights and early in … Continue reading

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A Review of Mary May’s Book from SAPFM

In the Spring 2018 issue of Pins & Tales (the Society of American Period Furniture Makers‘ e-magazine), Martin O’Brien, a professional furniture maker, stone carver and well-known conservator, reviewed Mary May‘s “Carving the Acanthus Leaf.” “As an instructional text, it … Continue reading

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The Living Wood

“Poets and painters have found in trees material for their art. If Gainsborough had been less successful as a portrait painter he would have given us some wonderful trees. As it is, in his few landscapes he has shown trees … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Sharpening

Editor’s Note: Richard Jones, the author of an upcoming book on timber technology, takes us back to the 1970s when he learned a valuable lesson in sharpening while in training. A perennial subject in woodworking magazines and forums is that … Continue reading

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My Convoluted Route To Lost Art Press

Editor’s Note: As Richard states below, his tome on timber technology is, indeed, nearing the finish line. For some people it appears it’s easy to release a book. Publishers occasionally give the impression of falling over themselves to offer improbably … Continue reading

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