Print News from Chip

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

Chip would like to point out some news from the world of books and magazines. Lost Art Press is getting ready to start the second print run On Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee’s Make a Joint Stool from a Tree. It’s the product of a special collaboration over many years and an invaluable book. The remaining copies from the first printing are being offered at a special price.

While you’re at it, pick up the latest issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. Not only did Peter write a detailed article on making a carved box (full of great photos by Barry Dima), but the wise folks at FWW put Peter on the cover. I haven’t received my hard copy in the mail yet, but it was great to read Peter’s take on it. I remember my excitement as a nine-year-old when this cover hit newsstands:

Sports Illustrated December 24 1979 Terry Bradshaw/Pittsburgh Steelers & Willie  Stargell/Pittsburgh Pirates on Cover (Sportsmen of the Year), UCLA Bruins  Basketball, Winterlude in Ottawa, College Bowl Previews: meremart:  Amazon.com: Books

Now, this is even better:

While at Lost Art Press, you can also pick up a copy of Brendan Gaffney’s exploration of the fascinating life and work of James Krenov, James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints. I just received my copy today and I’m looking forward to reading it. I leafed through it this afternoon, and it is clear that the book, like Krenov’s furniture, has been painstakingly designed and executed. Brendan left no stone unturned with his research . If you’d like to hear more about that, and see and hear him in action, there’s a video preview of the book. You’re sure to be intrigued and impressed.

Wishing you enlightening reading and a happy Thanksgiving.

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3 Responses to Print News from Chip

  1. Phil O says:

    I’ve used that Groucho quote for a long time. It’s a classic.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Scott Thomas says:

    I really like the Groucho quote. I hope Chip and his family have a healthy, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. John Reed says:

    Both books are on my list, thanks for the Groucho quote. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Liked by 1 person

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