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Download a Free Excerpt from ‘Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown’

You can download a free pdf excerpt of our newest book, “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams to get a taste for the writing and layout. You don’t have to register or give us a … Continue reading

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Before You Can Write Music…

This week we will begin selling laser-cut templates for the Staked Armchair in “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition,” and I have received more than a few raised eyebrows and cutting remarks about the templates. After all, isn’t this a … Continue reading

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A Smidgen Off Being Ugly

After making Welsh stick chairs for almost 17 years, I am accustomed to strong reactions to the form. “I hate to tell you this,” said one recent visitor. “But I think Welsh stick chairs are butt ugly.” Asked another: “You … Continue reading

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Order ‘Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown’

You can now place a pre-publication order for “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams. The book is $49 and will ship in March 2020. If you order before that date, you will receive a free … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: ‘Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown’

After more than four years of work, we are completing work on our latest book called “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams. It will be available for pre-publication ordering next week. The book’s title of … Continue reading

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John Brown Week: Day 7

I am not a conventionally religious man. I do have a spiritual belief, but cannot really say what. I hate it when churchmen indicate that theirs is the only true way, and to hear Protestants talk of Papists, and Moslems … Continue reading

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John Brown Week: Day 6

Traditional Woodwork is a meaningless phrase. Traditional to when? To the carpenter of Bethlehem? Or the carpenters of the great mediaeval cathedrals, Chippendale or Sheraton? It so happens, by the timing of technology, that all work of centuries gone by … Continue reading

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