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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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‘Virtuoso’ Documentary Now Streaming; And Hammer Posters

Due to excessive brain flatulence (I can’t find my corpus callosum), I forgot to make the “Virtuoso” documentary available for streaming. Yup. Only one month late. I fixed that today. The video is $18 and is available here. International customers … Continue reading

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WIA 2015: Where Not to Buy Studley Calipers

When we pulled up to the Festhalle Barn the morning of the Handworks show, we were impressed to see a long line of people wrapped around the barn, along the fence and into the street. As we made our way … Continue reading

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The Music Behind the ‘Virtuoso’ DVD

Shortly after I started editing the video “Virtuoso” I began to dream up a soundtrack. About the only specific request Lost Art Press gave me was that they wanted the music to be piano based. H.O. Studley spent his working … Continue reading

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