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About fitz

Woodworker, writer, editor, teacher, ailurophile, Shakespearean. Will write for air-dried walnut.

Shakespeare, Woodworking…but No Cats

If you care to watch me making weird faces in response to Charles Brock’s questions, check out the new episode of The Highland Woodworker. Though I don’t consider myself worthy of the honor, it was awfully nice of Chuck to … Continue reading

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‘To Rebate a Piece of Stuff’

§ 70. To rebate a Piece of Stuff. First, when the rebate is to be made on the arris next to you, the stuff must be first tried-up on two sides; if the rebate is not very large, set the … Continue reading

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Last-minute Class Openings at LAP

We had cancellations in two fast-approaching classes, and thus have two last-minute slots available – one in my March 16-17 Shaker Hanging Cabinet class, and one in Andy Glenn’s March 23-24 Post-and-rung Stool class. Plus, there is bench space available … Continue reading

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FORP III Registration Opens Friday, March 1

From October 14-18 , I’ll be in Barnesville, Georgia, at Bo Childs’ shop for the third French Oak Roubo Project (FORP III) alongside Jameel Abraham and Father John Abraham (the organizers), Christopher Schwarz, John Hoffman, Ron Brese, Will Meyrs, Don … Continue reading

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My Ridiculous Favorite ATC Touch

I love everything about my new “Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” It’s now easy for me to find just the tool I need in one quick grab…without having to dig through piles of stuff or check multiple boxes. And it’s but a … Continue reading

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Butt Hinge Installation

Here’s a pictorial how-to I promised to students in my “Anarchist’s Tool Chest” class – might as well post it publicly…so y’all can tell me I should have built a router template. I know there are many ways to cut … Continue reading

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Bench Maintenance (Long Overdue)

If you’ve ever asked me about my LVL bench, you’ve heard me praise the top – still dead flat, after 10 years! – and curse the base, because the LVL in the legs compressed from the pressure of the leg … Continue reading

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