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Coming in 2018: The Lost Art Press Work Jacket

I have two favorite garments: a beat-up motorcycle jacket for winter and a traditional French work jacket for the other three seasons. The work jacket, sometimes called a bleu de travail, was popular in the late 19th century and the … Continue reading

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Geometry in Time for the Holidays

In the spirit of the holidays, let’s perform some simple, ancient geometry to create the iconic symbols of the two religions celebrating major holidays this month. You’ll need only a compass, a straightedge, a piece of paper and a couple … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: More Classes at Our Storefront

When I purchased my shop building in Covington, Ky., I swore I wasn’t going to open a woodworking school. And, in all honesty, I still don’t want to run a school or return to teaching. I will, however, allow my … Continue reading

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Curriculum aliud*

My father assigned his office assistant, Bambi, to be my teacher. One of our early lessons involved learning to copy maps, an essential life skill if there ever was one. She showed me how to copy an outline using a … Continue reading

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The Last Soft Wax of the Year

Katy has made a big batch of soft wax this week – 63 tins that are ready to ship immediately. Click here to order if you don’t need any more information than that. Soft wax is a nice addition to the … Continue reading

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Richard Jones: Why I Wrote This Book

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts by Richard Jones, who has written a detailed book about timber technology. The book is scheduled to be released in early 2018. — Kara Gebhart Uhl I didn’t … Continue reading

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New Stickers Available my Fancy Lads (and Lasses)

Perchance would you care to procure a new sticker set for your divan, boudoir or your dearest fainting couch? (Translation: Want some stickers for your pie hole?) We have a new set of three stickers available now from my daughter … Continue reading

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