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The Chris Schwarz Blog

Begin at the Bottom (or Back)

Even on my final project – pre-worm-food – I’m sure I’ll remind myself to “begin at the bottom or the back.” What...

‘Frog Backs to Turkey Legs’

High-backs, low-backs, ball-backs, sack-backs, crown backs. The terms used by chairmakers to describe the details of...

Wisdom from the Verge

“It takes half a fool to make chairs and a whole fool to make baskets.” — Verge, an Appalachian chairmaker as quoted...

I’d be Lost Without Jack

The handplane I use the most is the one that receives the least love. My old Stanley jack plane, a $12 purchase at a...

Lump Hammers Back in Stock

We have just delivered a big batch to our warehouse – you can buy yours here. If these sell out, know that we have a...

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