236. Chamfering Tenons for a Cooler Smoke

As you’ll be able to see in my restoration of the 1896 Kapp & Peterson catalog due out later this year from Briar Books Press, K&P has made non-System army mounts since 1891. There were, in fact, three of them. I’ve always liked the look of a great army mount, although very few have have

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235. The Mystery of the 700 Shape Group

There are a number of unsolved mysteries in the Kapp & Peterson universe, ranging from the politically profound (“to what extent did Charles Peterson collaborate with the Irish Republicans?”) to the more quotidian but still puzzling (“why was there an A and a B and a D shape group, but not a C?”). Today’s topic

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236. The New Tyrone Line

There is always something wonderful about a new release from Peterson, isn’t there? I know and you know they’ll roll around every so often, but for us it’s still pretty much the same as being 10 years old and finding out Christmas is next week. So I’m happy to report that on Tuesday, July 13th,

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234. The Carroll of Carrollton Limited Edition

A happy Independence Day to everyone in the US today and all who celebrate with us in Ireland and around the world. There is a special relationship between the Irish and the Americans that goes to the heart of the human desire for self-determination and governance. Ireland’s population hovers around 5 million and those who

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233. Peterson’s “Bing”: A Look at the Long Pastime 445

Recently my friend Brian 500s and I got into a bidding war on eBay. We didn’t know we were bidding against each other, and when the smoke cleared, Brian had won. As we talk to each other frequently about Petes we’ve seen or acquired, it wasn’t long before the Long Pastime 445 came up.   After

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232. The New MADE IN IRELAND Stamp and Why It’s Important

La le athair Shona! Happy Father’s Day to you, whether you’re a father, grandfather, father to your students or pater familias to those where you serve or work. Fathering is an enormous responsibility and one no one gets through unscathed. But the blessings are many, and so I lift my pipe to you wherever you

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