Category Archives: Yellow Pine Journalism

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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A Meaty Mystery for Prof. Bespokus

Lately someone anonymous has been sending artisanal cured meats – charcuterie – to the Lost Art Press storefront. Addressed to “Professor Bespokus,” each small package has contained two lovely sausages but no indicator as to who sent them. The meats … Continue reading

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On Obsolescence. This is Not a Complaint.

This morning about 4 a.m. I sat bolt upright in bed when the bells at the Niederaltaich Abbey began making an end-of-the-world clanging. Instead of cursing, however, I laid back and felt a small measure of solidarity with the noisemakers. … Continue reading

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Get Your Fill at Suckfüll

This morning I freaked out a bit. Tomorrow I head to Dictum GmbH’s classroom at Niederaltaich Abbey, and I realized that I’ve forgotten my universal translator. The universal translator has nothing to do with transforming my English to German (the … Continue reading

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A One-line Philosophy on the Internet

“A wise man once said: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” — Chapter 10, “Legion”

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‘We’re All Frauds’

The book that became “Chairmaker’s Notebook” began as a chat with chairmakers Peter Galbert and Curtis Buchanan. We made a plan to produce a video of Curtis building a chair that would be accompanied by a pamphlet from Peter illustrating … Continue reading

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