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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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A Video Tour of the Holy Roman Workbench

Megan Fitzpatrick at Popular Woodworking Magazine has posted a video tour of the 1505 Holy Roman Workbench that was filmed at Woodworking in America last month. Roy Underhill has also shot an episode of “The Woodwright’s Shop” about both of … Continue reading

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Mary May’s Carving Book is In-house

Awhile ago we told you about Mary May, one of our favorite classical woodcarvers, and her forthcoming book: “The Acanthus Leaf: A Rite of Passage for the Classical Carver.” It’s now in-house. And it’s tremendous. This week I flowed all … Continue reading

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How We Make Dividers

I’ve just posted a short video on the machine and hand processes that go into making a pair of Crucible dividers. You can check it out here if you like. — Christopher Schwarz

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Clinching Nails

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz.  Clinching (sometimes spelled “clenching”) is when you drive a nail that passes through both thicknesses of wood you are fastening. The tip of … Continue reading

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