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An Alternate Ending for F+W Media

F+W Media Inc., the parent of my beloved Popular Woodworking Magazine, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on Sunday, reporting it has more than $100 million in debt and a host of problems with its e-commerce business. You can … Continue reading

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Last-minute Class Openings at LAP

Originally posted on Rude Mechanicals Press Blog:
We had cancellations in two fast-approaching classes, and thus have two last-minute slots available – one in my March 16-17 Shaker Hanging Cabinet class, and one in Andy Glenn’s March 23-24 Post-and-rung Stool…

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I Can See Clearly Now

On Friday I finished teaching my first chair class, 16 years after taking my first one in Canada from David Fleming. That class – plus John Brown’s “Welsh Stick Chairs” – set me on a long journey of building and … Continue reading

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Um, Yes, Me on Shop Talk Live

You can hear my voice and see my rolling eyes on today’s Shop Talk Live podcast from Fine Woodworking via this link. The podcast is a 37-minute interview with FWW’s Ben Strano about a variety of topics. Here’s a partially … Continue reading

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More Wax and a Three-legged Cat

Katherine has just made a good-sized batch of soft wax, which you can purchase in her etsy store – $24 for 8 oz. of wax in a heavy-duty glass jar. The photo above shows a jar of her wax with … Continue reading

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We’re Open this Saturday

I’ve had my head so deep into a chair class I’m teaching this week that I forgot to mention that the Lost Art Press storefront will be open this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s lots to see. … Continue reading

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‘The Best of My Ability’

Editor’s note: In January we announced a new book about Dick Proenneke. Here, author Monroe Robinson shares how building furniture with his father, counting sockeye salmon in Alaska and a bridge led he and his wife to be caretakers of … Continue reading

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