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Sticker Madness (and an FAQ)

My oldest daughter, Maddy, processed her first batch of stickers last night and braved the rain to drop them off at the closest mailbox. First off, she thanks all of you for spelling her name correctly (Maddy with a “y”). … Continue reading

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How I Met John Brown

Editor’s note: As we revealed yesterday, we’re excited to announce that Lost Art Press will publish a book on the life and work of the late Welsh chairmaker, John Brown. Here, one of the co-authors, Chris Williams, shares how he … Continue reading

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Plumbing the Mystery of the Mason’s Medal

In this sketch I did of a Masonic “Past-Master’s Jewels” medal,  notice the representation of the pythagorean theorem. It is reported that its presence on the owner’s medal indicates that person was what we would likely now call a crew … Continue reading

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How I ‘Met’ John Brown

In 1996 I was hired as the managing editor at Popular Woodworking, a struggling second-tier woodworking magazine that focused on publishing project plans (17 Must-build Plans Inside! Build an Alien on a Swing!). At the time I was hired, I … Continue reading

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In the Works: The John Brown Book

I am pleased to announce that Lost Art Press will publish a book on the life and work of the late John Brown, the Welsh chairmaker who is a personal hero. The book will be written by Chris Williams and … Continue reading

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Where to Find a Good Hammer

A good hammer is like a good folding knife, it should stay with you forever and act as an extension of your will. I’m not a big fan of hammers from the hardware store. In general I find them ill-balanced, … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press Storefront’s Paint Job Complete

Today the painters finished their job on the Lost Art Press storefront. There were a lot of details to manage, and a lot of cold weather to weather. But a crew of six guys spent the entire day going over … Continue reading

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