Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

Publisher of woodworking books and DVDs specializing in hand tool techniques.

Get Your Books Signed in Iowa

Several Lost Art Press authors will be available at Handworks to sign your books. If you want to get Don Williams and Narayan Nayar to sign “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley,” they have set up … Continue reading

Posted in By Hand & Eye, Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!, Chairmaker's Notebook, Mouldings in Practice, The Joiner & Cabinet Maker, The Naked Woodworker DVD, Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley | 4 Comments

Furniture Construction Drawings, 1760-1800

When you research how early furniture was built, one of the laments is the lack of construction drawings in the written record. Did they draw their plans on scrap wood that was later burned? Did they just communicate plans for … Continue reading

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In Praise of NapkinCAD 1.0

I like SketchUp – not as a tool for designing furniture, but as a way to communicate complex ideas across vast spaces. Instead of sending someone endless sheets of drawings, I can send an electronic model that the recipient can … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press Beehive T-shirts Now Available

We received the first samples of our latest T-shirt from the printer and are quite happy with the logo and the crisp way it printed on the short-sleeve shirts. The shirts are $25 and are available worldwide (shipping is quite … Continue reading

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Fantastic Campaign Stool Hardware from Lee Valley

It’s available now. Details on my other blog here.

Posted in Campaign Furniture | 1 Comment

Let Each of Them the Other Aid

Artists and craftsmen too should deal With good faith and with honest zeal; Let each of them the other aid With work well done and things well made, And as he would be served, thus serve. — Hans Sachs, “The … Continue reading

Posted in Furniture of Necessity, Personal Favorites | 4 Comments

See the Chopstick Master Video from China

John Economaki at Bridge City Toolworks has written up a nice overview of his visit to China on his blog here. It’s definitely worth reading. He also posted the video from his trip showing the Chinese woodworking show attendees making … Continue reading

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