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Clean & True Critical Surfaces of a Jack Plane: Part 2

My normal schtick on fixing up an old jack plane goes something like this: Me (showing a jack plane to someone across the room): “Hey, does this sole look flat to you?” Student: “Uh, I guess so?” Me: “Then it’s … Continue reading

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More Classes – Here & Abroad

All my classes at the Covington, Ky., storefront are full (I highly recommend you join the waitlist here – people’s lives can change dramatically in a moment). But I now have classes in Germany and Florida that have opened their … Continue reading

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Reminder: Storefront Open Tomorrow

The Lost Art Press storefront is open tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for all your woodworking questions and holiday (or personal) shopping needs (in addition to the Lost Art Press books, we have a Crucible Tool … Continue reading

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Chairs (Surprise) at the National Museum of Ireland

Today began with a jolt. After a long morning at the Cliffs of Moher, Lucy and I hopped in our rental car to head to Dublin. But first we had to face Corkscrew Hill. Just as I finished the last … Continue reading

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And Here Come the Irish Chairs

After years of studying Welsh chairs, my mind turned to the map. Wales has a long history that is intertwined with its neighbors – for better or for worse. Could there be similar chairs built in Scotland, Devon, Cornwall and … Continue reading

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A Land of Snow & Ice

Oct. 27, 1968: A few stars are showing. A light breeze coming up and 26°. A day for small chores. I mixed up a batch of wood glue very thin and painted the runners on my sled. Tomorrow it will … Continue reading

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A Visit to Tim Bowen Antiques in Wales

One of the unexpected treats of visiting Wales this month was getting to visit the shop of Tim Bowen, an antiques dealer in Ferryside who specializes in vernacular furniture from Wales and the rest of Britain. If you like Welsh … Continue reading

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