I reccently had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Ewald on my show. The keynote presentation – “Programming with Hand Tools” opened my eyes to a world that I did not know even existed. If I had to chart the journey with hand tools, this is the starting point on the map for me. The presentation […]
American Furniture of the 18th Century is in my opinion one of the best period furniture books that is available. It’s an affordable buy in most cases on the second hand market, and I believe it’s the kind of book that will stand you in good stead for years to come. Its 311 pages long […]
It is safe to say that Craeft covers a very important idea, one that is influential and important. Mike from Mortise and Tenon is a author and woodworker who I admire a lot and his article on the Radical Efficiency of Green Woodworking cites Langlands in the notes and it is clear that the book […]
Moulding planes are expensive. If you’re considering buying a half set through a reputable second hand dealer, or ordering from any one of the new makers that make these traditional planes you are in for a lot of money. A new set of two can easily cost $300-$400 and a vintage pair can easily top […]
Issue 6 of Mortise and Tenon Magazine has one of my favorite articles of all time – Mike Updegraff’s excellent piece on the radical efficiency of green woodworking. In a first for the podcast I am reviewing a magazine, although I am sure that anyone who has read M&T will realize that it has more […]
Have you ever tried to carve a Celtic weave? Have you ever tried to carve a ball and claw foot? How about a bouquet of flowers sitting on top of a life-sized violin? I accept that I have some limitations in what I can do with wood. Generally this means minimizing the gaps in dovetail […]
The Artisan of Ipswich by Robert Tarule is a book that doesn’t pop up as often as The Joiner and Cabinetmaker – or the Village Carpenter, but for me it is one of the best historical books about wood and woodworking. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shannon Rogers (The Renaissance Woodworker) on the show […]
A great book to have on your bookshelf if you’re looking for inspiration for your next project is Wood! With the technical properties and common uses of over 350 species, it’s like having the wood database in a book. (Which is exactly what it is as Eric Meier is the creator of one of the […]
I love Eric Sloane’s books, this one, a reverence for wood is the first book the author wanted to write and I believe it’s a classic.
The Anarchist’s Workbench, Preface and Chapter 1. Narrated by Ray Deftereos, is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Lost Art Press in any manner. Any mistakes or omissions are purely my own fault, and I hope I do this great book justice.