Category Archives: Personal Favorites

The Softer, Stranger Side of Schwarz

This week I’m the guest on a podcast that is less about woodworking and more about life in general. “A Life Well Designed” is a website, blog and podcast that are aimed at simply making your life better, saner and … Continue reading

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About Our New Canadian Distributors

We now sell our books in Canada with all the same benefits that U.S. customers receive – shipping is included in the price, and all books that I’ve written include a letterpress bookplate personally signed by me. Canadian customers check … Continue reading

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Be Fox Mulder, Not Cotton Mather

The best thing I can say about graduate school is that it taught me to think. When someone presents an idea to you that is the opposite of everything you’ve read before and everything you believe is true, how do … Continue reading

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Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley Tools, 1938-2016

One of the long-term projects I’m involved with is a chronicle of modern toolmakers, which Konrad Sauer, Narayan Nayar and I are hoping to publish one day. While that chronicle is still off in the future, the first thing we … Continue reading

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Form Over Figure

If you’ve been following my work for more than a few weeks then you might have winced a bit when you saw the image at the top of this blog entry. The curly oak figure in the chest is a … Continue reading

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About the New Lost Art Press Logo

When John and I started this company in 2007, we each contributed about $1,500 to build our website and purchase the first press run of “The Art of Joinery.” So when it came to designing a logo, we had exactly … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Buy Rivierre Nails

Lie-Nielsen’s shipment of Rivierre die-forged nails have arrived in Maine and the company has started to sell the nails on its website here. I ordered one box of each size and style to take a look at the blued finish … Continue reading

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