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Beauty Trumps Decay

I sledgehammer a block of treated wood, perform last rites for a mouse, burn my oven, and make pool sticks so pretty you’ll watch like the screen is dripping eyeball crack.

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I’ve been feeling more and more the gentle tug at my heart. Sometimes it feels more like a chain that’s been grapple-hooked through my left ventricle, this insisting awareness that it matters more and more how we conduct our affairs, these days.

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Pale Horse

I started using Rumble to host my videos. Playback should be fast and easy. This

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Bruiser Glued

Stick #22, Bruiser, went together nice and easy, and I’m excited to see that blue

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I just about killed myself a couple weeks ago, twice in a row, by rolling my 900 lb four wheeler on top of me — yes — twice — how the fuck? — story for another time — hence the photo with the post.

As a result I’ve been thinking a whole lot more about how I live. How I address others. How I care (or don’t) for myself. And what I need to do differently…

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Update Tour

A random look at the shop and what’s going on today. Start with the volume

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Dennis’ Stick

Before and after polish. See the ripples in the photo, in the purple section nearest

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This book cemented my absolute amazement at the writing skill of Clayton Lindemuth! He takes you down a road that is at first somewhat depressing as he builds the characters, and draws you in while bringing you to a greater understanding of the human condition, then wraps it up with a heartwarming ending that will leave you not only wanting, but CRAVING more! I give it 5 stars only because that’s the highest rating allowed! Thank you, Clayton, for sharing your amazing talent!!!!


Clayton Lindemuth's works have been smashingly reviewed by Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), Indie Next List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, Seattle Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Indie Reader, Reader Views, California Bookwatch, Literary Titan, SPR, US Review of Books, and thousands of readers like you. Cold Quiet Country and My Brother's Destroyer have been published in France by Le Seuil, and have been charmingly reviewed by Le Monde, La Croix, Le Figaro.

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The Ferrule Follies

I’m working on a full length documentary for the rebuild of Sassy Frassy, my first stick, which I made out of sassafras. This video is a section