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A lovingly assembled reproduction of a 100-year old compendium on N. American species

A lovingly assembled reproduction of a 100-year old compendium on N. American species

1544 days ago by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

For their 25th anniversary in operation, book publisher TASCHEN put out 150 special editions of mostly art-based books spread across a wide array of periods and genres. There’s a book on artwork from ancient Egypt, others collecting the works of traditional favorites (Matisse, Van Gogh, Monet). There are books on modern artists (Escher, Pollock), books on beautiful destinations, and books on artistic movements (Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Dadaism). There are several books on the...

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a handy, pocket-sized trimming tool

a handy, pocket-sized trimming tool

1763 days ago by Gary Fixler | 16 comments »

Full disclosure: I am by no stretch a hand planes expert. I’m hardly even an amateur. I only have a Buck Bros. 6” block plane, and I’m not good with it. However, I got this guy a few months back on a whim, and recently cracked the packaging and gave it a whirl. I found it to be very sharp and properly set up right out of the packaging. All I did was wipe off the protective oil, and I was almost immediately getting full-width, full-length curls from the already fairly ...

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