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Lump Hammers Now in Stock

We delivered a big load of finished lump hammers to the warehouse this week and they are now available for purchase in our online store. The cost is $85 plus shipping. These are machined, assembled and polished here in Kentucky … Continue reading

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Bevels and Their Monkeys

After six hard months of pure casework, I am back on making chairs every day in the shop. As such, I have a couple tools I’ve been meaning to write about but have put off because of the all-consuming nature … Continue reading

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Chris Williams Chair for Sale

It’s no secret that I adore Chris Williams’s chairs, which have a direct and honest lineage to John Brown’s work. Chris worked with JB for more than a decade and made countless chairs under his eye. In fact, I have … Continue reading

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Hurry Slowly, Part 2: Lesson learned

Originally posted on Making Things Work:
This is the seventh in a series of stories related to the tales in Making Things Work. These are new material, not excerpts from the book. ? Almost 16 years to the day after…

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Veritas Dowel Maker for Chairmaking?

In my Amercian Welsh Stick Chair classes, we start with home center dowels that have been selected for dead-straight grain for the chair’s back spindles and sticks. They work great (wood is wood), but there can be a lot of … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: C. H. Becksvoort

Christian Becksvoort was born in Wolfsburg, Germany. His father, who had spent seven years as a German apprentice, worked as a cabinetmaker. When Chris was 6, his parents decided to move to Toronto. But shortly before relocating to Canada, the … Continue reading

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2020 Covington Mechanicals Classes Now on Sale

Just a reminder that registration opens at 10 a.m. today for January-June 2020 classes (and that a small, non-refundable registration fee ($12 per day) will be collected at signup). Click here to see the list of classes and to register. … Continue reading

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