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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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Industry, Labor & Wait

Surrounding the workshop of Wyatt Childs Inc., the acreage is stacked with antique stonework, ironwork and enormous millstones and grindstones. It’s literally a garden of earthly delights, and I spent as much time as I could wandering in the yard … Continue reading

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Fewer (Much Fewer) Open Days in 2020

We are reducing the number of days we are opening the storefront to the public in 2020 from 12 days to two days – June 13 and Dec. 12, 2020. We’re doing this to make more time to edit books … Continue reading

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Benchcrafted’s French Oak Roubo Project

We’re in the middle of building 20 (!!) French workbenches this week down in Barnesville, Ga., a small town south of Atlanta. Here, Bo Childs has graciously lent us his ample workshop and machinery (Martin planers and shapers!) to get … Continue reading

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The 3 Best Woodworking Classes

People take woodworking classes for a lot of deeply personal and disturbingly wack-doodle reasons. I’ve had students take a class because they want to change their whole life, and others who paid the same money simply to escape their life … Continue reading

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Crucible Scrapers & Curves Available in the U.K.

I am happy to announce that our Crucible curved card scrapers and design curves are available for sale in the U.K. (and Europe) through Classic Hand Tools. You can order a scraper here and curves here. Thanks to the crew … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press is Open This Weekend

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and we welcome your questions, gripes and general company. The special 2 p.m. lecture on Saturday will be on my favorite stick chairs from all … Continue reading

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