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How I ‘Met’ John Brown

In 1996 I was hired as the managing editor at Popular Woodworking, a struggling second-tier woodworking magazine that focused on publishing project plans (17 Must-build Plans Inside! Build an Alien on a Swing!). At the time I was hired, I … Continue reading

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In the Works: The John Brown Book

I am pleased to announce that Lost Art Press will publish a book on the life and work of the late John Brown, the Welsh chairmaker who is a personal hero. The book will be written by Chris Williams and … Continue reading

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Where to Find a Good Hammer

A good hammer is like a good folding knife, it should stay with you forever and act as an extension of your will. I’m not a big fan of hammers from the hardware store. In general I find them ill-balanced, … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press Storefront’s Paint Job Complete

Today the painters finished their job on the Lost Art Press storefront. There were a lot of details to manage, and a lot of cold weather to weather. But a crew of six guys spent the entire day going over … Continue reading

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‘The Woodworker, Vol. III, Joinery’ Has Arrived

We weren’t expecting Vol. III of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” on joinery to show up until at least next week. But it landed in the warehouse yesterday and employees are busy scheduling an assembly line to ship … Continue reading

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Lots of Soft Wax from The Anarchist’s Daughter

Katy has been stockpiling soft wax during the last three weeks so she can (hopefully) keep it in stock through the holidays. The tins are $12 plus shipping (calico cat not included). Katy also wants to have some money in … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Run the Port Townsend School of Woodworking

Tim Lawson, the executive director of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, is stepping down from his post and so the school is on the hunt for a replacement. I’ve taught a couple times at this school in Washington State, … Continue reading

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