Category Archives: Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley

Meet the Author: Don Williams

Don Williams says his love of learning was probably fostered by the fact that his father was going through seminary when he was a child. Don grew up in a household without television. Instead, his family listened to classical music … Continue reading

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Remarkable Article Sheds New Light on H.O. Studley

Recently I was contacted by artist Tina Gagnon (www.tinagagnon.com) who, in undertaking some research, ran across the following profile of Henry O. Studley in a local newspaper. While some of the minor facts of the piece are at odds with … Continue reading

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Fathers & Sons

Recently I was corresponding with Narayan Nayar, my friend and collaborator on “Virtuoso,” about my crossing paths with an old family friend of his at a local chapter meeting of the Mid-west Tool Collectors Association, and what a small world … Continue reading

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Caretakers of the Tool Cabinet

This is an excerpt from “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley” by Donald C. Williams, photographs by Narayan Nayar.  The Fan Frenzy Begins In the late 1980s Peter installed a new chimney in his home, and, … Continue reading

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A Tool Cabinet for Studley Fans

An intricate tool cabinet filled with woodworking tools has recently gone up for sale through the M.S. Rau Antiques company in New Orleans. The cabinet bears some thematic similarity to the famed H.O. Studley tool cabinet in that it seeks … Continue reading

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The Last of the Studley Art Prints

At last year’s H. O. Studley exhibit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I offered a limited edition art print of the H. O. Studley tool cabinet and workbench. Due to time constraints in the weeks prior to the exhibit, I was … Continue reading

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Looking for 1890

I hope to never smell 100-year-old beer again. It’s nasty enough to turn you into a wine drinker. This week we cranked up work on the new Lost Art Press building – trying to remove every layer of material that … Continue reading

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