Monthly Archives: October 2018

Put the Nail(s) in the Coffin

I am dead tired…from building coffins (so at least I’m prepared). This weekend, I had six students in a coffin-making class at Lost Art Press. The project itself was a Halloween conceit; really, it was a class in sawing. Lots … Continue reading

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Grave Undertaking

This weekend, I’m teaching a coffin-making class – and those who choose to will re-purpose their pine boxes as bookcases until they’re needed for their intended purpose. (Mine is going on my front porch until Nov. 1; then I’ll add … Continue reading

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A Place to Put my Stuff

After finally “finishing” the worst drywall patching in the history of drywall patching, I’m ready to start on the built-in closet that will cover up my shoddy patch job and make use of this dead-end hallway on the backside of … Continue reading

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Jan.-June 2019 Classes at Lost Art Press

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
Students in Will Myers’ October 2018 Shaker Candlestand class. I know it looks as if we’re running a woodworking school, but when classes aren’t going on (which truly is the majority of the time),…

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Reader, I Did It

I’m headed back to Building Value on Monday morning to take apart then transport these columns and knee walls to my foyer…where they will no doubt sit for a little while before I get around to installing them. I decided … Continue reading

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Reader, Should I?

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I live in a circa 1906 house that I’ve been restoring from a 1950s two-family conversion back to a one family (which in my case consists of … Continue reading

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