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‘Never Despair – Nothing Without Labour’ T-shirts

One of my favorite stickers we’ve printed is from a 1905 billhead from Bittner, Hunsicker & Co. The Allentown, Pa., company made hoisery, knit goods and overalls. I own two of the original billheads and have done some high-resolution scanning … Continue reading

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The Church of the Clocked Screws

I clock my screws, meaning I orient the slot in the screw heads so they are all vertical or horizontal. But I don’t think it’s a mark of superior aesthetics. It’s just something I do, like lining up the silverware … Continue reading

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Failure in Curly Oak & Pine

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been woodworking every day for 23 years, failure will find you on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter if you make a dozen drawings. Build a half-scale model. Remake the seat twice. Remake the legs … Continue reading

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Crucible Scrapers (Sold Out)

I just packaged up a batch of Crucible Card Scrapers and they are en route to our warehouse tonight. We have sold out as of 8:15 this morning…. As I mentioned last week, we are consolidating the Lost Art Press … Continue reading

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Three who make a difference

This weekend I went through the final proof of Marc Adams’s forthcoming book, The Difference Makers, to be published this summer by Lost Art Press. It’s a rich portfolio of work by 30 makers in diverse woodworking forms and styles. … Continue reading

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Watch Jögge Sundqvist Build a Chair

Jögge Sundqvist, the author of “Slöjd in Wood,” was recently featured on the Swedish program Go’kväll and is shown building and painting a chair. The program is in Swedish, but you can still learn a lot from watching the video. … Continue reading

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More Scrapers on the Way & Other Crucible News

We’re working on the next batch of Crucible Card Scrapers this weekend and will have them in the store in the coming week. We ran into a production snag at the waterjet cutter, but we’ve gotten that fixed so things … Continue reading

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