Megan Ftizpatrick

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Sometimes, One Marking Gauge Doesn’t Cut It

As I was finishing up the exterior of my “Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” I ran into a little problem while fitting the three hinges (which are 1-1/2″ x 2″ solid brass butt hinges from Horton Brasses, with a brushed nickel finish – love ‘em). Obviously, the lid and dust seal (the upper skirt) had to...

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Congratulations to Guitar-maker Extraordinaire Grit Laskins

William “Grit” Laskin, who makes guitars that look and sound out of this world, is a recipient of a 2012 Order of Canada, an annual award from the Canadian government honoring the country’s national treasures. He’s been honored in the past as the first instrument maker to receive the Saidye Bronfman award for excellence,...