September 26 Meeting
Megan Fitzpatrick is editor at Lost Art Press in Covington, Ky. Her work has appeared in Fine Woodworking, Mortise & Tenon, The Chronicle (Early American Industries Association) and Popular Woodworking (the last two of which she is a former editor).
She’s been teaching hand-tool woodworking classes around the country for more than a decade, and can most often be found working, teaching and editing alongside Christopher Schwarz in the Lost Art Press shop in Covington.
She lives in Cincinnati with her cats, Olivia and Toby, who enjoy getting in the way while Megan works on restoring a circa-1905 American foursquare (for which she admits to sometimes using powered tools). Though her formal education is in English literature with a concentration on early modern drama, she promises to keep the Shakespeare references to a minimum.
Megan is a fan of a full-sized tool English chest – but they aren’t easily portable. So on the road, she use a smaller, and more portable Dutch Tool Chest (like the one that appeared years ago in Jim Tolpin’s “The Toolbox Book”) for ferrying her tools hither and yon. She'll discuss the benefits of the Dutch chest both as a way to learn a bunch of useful hand-tool woodworking techniques, and as a good place to store your tools for the long haul.