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Sharpening Dividers

Today Raney and I shot this short video on how to sharpen dividers with an all-purpose tip. These instructions work with any dividers, including our own. Next up: How to modify the tips to do interesting things. — Christopher Schwarz

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The Lost Art Press Horse Garage

Once you grab a sledgehammer, it’s hard to put it down. What began as a mild demolition of the interior of the Horse Garage at our storefront blossomed/became infected. Now I am neck-deep in a major construction project that requires … Continue reading

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I am a Tool Abuser

And I do it for you. Details on the Crucible blog here. — Christopher Schwarz

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This Weekend: Don Williams at our Storefront

Here’s a last-minute surprise: Don Williams will be at our storefront this Saturday (Oct. 14) to sign books and talk about all things A.J. Roubo, H.O. Studley and historical finishing. If you’d like to chat with Don and ask him … Continue reading

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A Holdfast Rant

This evening I posted a rant at Crucible Tool about our holdfasts. I’m not very good at rants and need to take some lessons from Raney. Still, here is is. — Christopher Schwarz

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Registration Opens Friday for Welsh Stick Chair Class

Chris Williams and I have decided to hold this Welsh stick chair class on May 21-25, 2018, at our Covington, Ky., shop. Registration will open at noon Eastern time on Friday, Oct. 13. You can read more about the class … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ by Mary May

Mary May probably didn’t realize the unintended consequences of one of her chapter titles: “A Rite of Passage for the Classical Carver.” She doesn’t yet know how often she will have to don ministerial robes and confer rites of passage … Continue reading

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