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Exquisite Teak

It is hard to find much on a WWII era battleship that relates to woodworking. Iron and steel rule for the most part. My daughters and I visited the USS North Carolina (BB-55) located in Wilmington, NC. I have been there … Continue reading

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Why the Haunch?

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press.  The probability is that the haunch came into being as a matter of necessity. You know how, when making a door … Continue reading

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Testing Ancient Technology

Part of the season 36 episodes of the Woodwright’s Shop are now online. One of them is on testing tusk tenon joints that Roy and I filmed a few months back. I made an apparatus to pull the joints apart and … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part of Being a Hobo-American

Note: This is a codicil to the entries I wrote called “Cut the Cord.” Part one is here. Part two is here. The entry below will make more sense if you read those first. After more than five years of … Continue reading

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More Soft Wax is Available

Wax production has been slow this fall because Katy’s class load is pretty heavy, and she’s taking art classes during the weekend (they’re making an entire board game?). But amidst all the teen-ager stuff, she’s made another 25 tins and … Continue reading

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Now in Store: ‘The Woodworker Vol. III: Joinery’

I am pleased to announce that expanding the number of people who work on our books is showing results. With the help of Megan Fitzpatrick (who has been assisting us from the beginning), Meghan Bates and now Kara Gebhart Uhl, … Continue reading

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Mid-century Furniture: When the Problem is Also the Solution

I don’t often write about current events – Wait! Wait – this isn’t about the election. I swear on a stack of Roubos that I will never write about that. This blog is a safe place. What I’m writing about … Continue reading

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