Monthly Archives: December 2017

Playing with Fire

As you may know from a Lost Art Press event (or at last summer’s Lie-Nielsen open house), I’m always delighted to light a torch and demonstrate shou sugi ban – the Japanese art of charring wood to preserve and protect … Continue reading

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Bad Case of the Piles

For about a decade, I had tools in two places. When I began buying nice tools about 12 years ago, I was diligent about taking the ones I needed back and forth between home and the shop at PopWood – … Continue reading

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A Long, Strange Trip

Today, I had the bittersweet task of picking up my “Gluebo” workbench, and the remainder of the personal tools and timber I had at the PW shop. (Many thanks to Christopher Schwarz for his truck and help, and to Brendan … Continue reading

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Slöjd in Slippers

Today, I’m diving into the Woodworking Hobo Life, copy editing in my sweatpants and slippers. I might shower. I might not. The cats seem pretty happy – they can now beg me for treats and canned food 24/7. I’m working … Continue reading

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’*

Just a quick post to say that, as of today, I am no longer with Popular Woodworking. But that doesn’t mean I’m leaving woodworking – far from it. I’m looking forward to lots more time in the shop as I … Continue reading

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