Monthly Archives: November 2018

New: Rude Mechanicals Press T-Shirts

You can now order a Rude Mechanicals Press long-sleeved T-shirt from my online store. This cotton T-shirt is available in sizes from small to 5X ($22.50 for S-XL, $2 more for each size up from there, plus $4 shipping). They’re … Continue reading

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A Note from the Shipping Manager

In case you are considering a copy of “Mechanic’s Companion” for holiday gift giving: After a grueling computer session (sleeping on the  keyboard for several hours), the RMP shipping manager informs me that the recommended ordering deadline for Christmas delivery … Continue reading

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Contemporary Hanging Plate Rack (or Shelves) for Sale

As much as I love the look of this curly maple piece – “Kelly Mehler’s Plate Rack,” which I built in for the December 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine –  I simply don’t have a suitable place to hang … Continue reading

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In Which I Hope to Not Hurt My Friends

As think forward to my front staircase renovation (the bulk of which will come after the sink build), I’m thankful I don’t have to rebuild them from scratch. Still, Peter Nicholson’s words ring true: “…for any error, however small, when … Continue reading

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‘The Chronicle’ – America’s Material Culture History

With the September of The Chronicle – the journal of the Early American Industries Association (EAIA) – arriving in mailboxes, I’m now at work on the December issue. (My fervent hope is that it actually delivers in December; getting delivery … Continue reading

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Get Your Dovetails on in Atlanta

I, my tools and a lot of prepped cherry will be traveling to  Highland Woodworking in Atlanta on March 2-3 for a class in hand-cut dovetails – join me! Here’s the description from the Highland website: Make a Classic Shaker … Continue reading

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‘Of Saws in General’

Below is an excerpt from “Mechanic’s Companion,” by Peter Nicholson (which I dare say would make a lovely holiday gift for the woodworker or tool collector on your list). 45. Of Saws in general. Pl. 13. Fig. 6, 7, 8, … Continue reading

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