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Bringing Jonathan Fisher Back to Life

Editor’s Note: One of the many exciting books in the works at Lost Art Press is Joshua Klein’s book on Jonathan Fisher (more on Fisher here). Fisher was an ingenious American colonial polymath and woodworker who could fashion almost anything … Continue reading

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‘Roman Workbenches’ on Press

Brian Stuparyk at Steam Whistle Letterpress is cranking up his Vandercook proofing press today to print the 500 copies of “Roman Workbenches.” I spent some time with him this morning as he adjusted the press for the run – tracking … Continue reading

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‘Kids Today…’ (Oh Shut Your Pie Hole)

  One of the things that makes me nuts about woodworking shows is listening to older woodworkers complain about 20-year-olds and how they (among other vices) have little interest in woodworking. This weekend’s Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event was no exception. … Continue reading

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‘Hammerschlager’ – the Local Rules

  Tonight we’re playing a variant of the Hammerschlager game made popular by Mike Siemsen at Woodworking in America. We’re playing at Rhinegeist brewing. Schlaging starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. The prize: The last of our … Continue reading

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Don Williams! Beeswax! Pollisoirs!

I don’t think I’ve ever used that many exclamation marks… ever. If you are coming to the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool event at Braxton Brewing on Friday or Saturday, look for Don Williams. He’ll be selling his excellent beeswax and mind-blowing … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods in February

I love the smell of ponderosa pine in the morning…. Smells like…vanilla. –Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore, Apocalypse Now (director’s cut) We’re going to travel a little further afield today, but first, a correction: Last time, I posted a photo that … Continue reading

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The Best Job I’ve Ever Had

Megan Fitzpatrick at Popular Woodworking Magazine is looking for a managing editor to fill the spot recently vacated by Rodney Wilson, who did a heck of a job before moving up in the world. I joined Popular Woodworking in 1996 … Continue reading

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