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Wordcraft: Planes and Files in a Troubadour Poem

There are not many surviving poems by the Troubadour poet Arnaut Daniel, who wrote in Provencal French and died circa 1200.  One of his most famous works, “Ab gai so cundet e leri,”  features a full stanza of woodworking imagery … Continue reading

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Making a Tobacco Pipe with Hand Tools: A Preliminary Tutorial

When I made my first tobacco pipe a year ago, I searched the Internet for information on making pipes primarily with hand tools.  Alas, all I could find were sites on making pipes on metal lathes and high-speed grinding/sanding equipment, … Continue reading

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