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How to Ship a Wooden Spoon

If you sell your woodwork online at all, there’s a little challenge that you probably didn’t think about until you sold your first item: how to package it for shipping.  And if you’ve ever received an item in the mail … Continue reading

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Are Traditional Handicrafts Good for Society?

A couple weeks ago, in preparation for a talk, carver/turner Robin Wood asked people to comment on this question about traditional handicrafts: “We can see the benefit to a few craftspeople but can you prove the benefit to the wider … Continue reading

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Gluttony in the Workshop, Courtesy of Dorothy L. Sayers

In 1941, the English detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers gave a lecture called “The Other Six Deadly Sins.”  What she has to say about the sin of Gluttony has important implications for the arts and crafts: An odd change has … Continue reading

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