Category Archives: Yellow Pine Journalism

A Second Slice of Pye

Note: Oh dang, I promised myself I wouldn’t use any puns. Also, you’ll notice the comments are disabled for this post. This is not because I am averse to criticism (feel free to visit Sawmill Creek, where trashing me is … Continue reading

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Deflating David Pye – 50 Years Later

Anytime someone decides to “think” and then “expound” about the craft of woodworking, you can be sure that a copy of David Pye’s “The Nature and Art of Workmanship” (Herbert Press) is close at hand. Since its publication in 1968, … Continue reading

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Ways to Make Me Click a Button

Some typical social media posts in my feed: “I’ve just received this crate of Triton tools to review. They’re awesome and…” Click. Unfollow. “This is the first in a series of unboxing videos on my latest acquisition. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Into the Belly of the Beast

On our way to the lumberyard this morning, Brendan and I stopped at the local IKEA to check out an interesting joint used on some of IKEA’s more expensive tables. Also, Brendan likes the meatballs there. The joint is used … Continue reading

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The Exit Interview

My blog at Popular Woodworking Magazine will end on Dec. 31, 2018 (backstory here), and I am posting some things there during these last two months that might be of interest. The 2018 Anarchist’s Gift Guide will begin on Nov. … Continue reading

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Not Going Quietly

Maybe I’m just a crappy writer, or people read yesterday’s blog entry while half in the bag. Either way, I was surprised by many people’s reaction to my leaving Popular Woodworking Magazine. That was not an obituary. Or a retirement … Continue reading

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What Makes a Book ‘Well Made?’

On our website, John and I frequently discuss the mechanical aspects of our books. But sometimes I worry our technical jargon is lost on some. To help remedy that, here’s a short video on the mechanical aspects of our books. … Continue reading

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