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About lostartpress

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

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event (and Lost Art Press Garage Sale)

This weekend (April 4 and 5) Lost Art Press will be at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Cincinnati. As always, the event will be held at the offices of Popular Woodworking Magazine (go here for directions and hours). We’ll … Continue reading

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Portable Library Writing Tables

One of the interesting forms I didn’t get to discuss in “Campaign Furniture,” is the portable library writing table. It’s typically a three-piece affair – the desktop lifts off the two pedestals for travel. The version shown above is from … Continue reading

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A Carnival of Sorts

This crazy-looking saw till was on sale at the American College of the Building Arts yesterday, and I really want to build one without the wild paint job. The tool dealer who was selling the till said he found it … Continue reading

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Meet Caleb James, Planemaker

The world needs more wooden planemakers – it can be difficult to find vintage hollows and rounds and complex moulders that don’t need serious work (or are hopeless). Matt Bickford has his hands full; Old Street Tool isn’t taking new … Continue reading

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Blow off Your Job. Go to Charleston

My father is not going to like this blog entry. I am always surprised how many people have never been to Charleston, S.C. – especially woodworkers. The city is a living and breathing design document; it’s like the pages of … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Low Bench – I Mean Bed

  A common question when I am on the road: “So when you aren’t woodworking, do have any other hobbies? Sports? Guns?” Answer: “I enjoy woodworking, writing about woodworking, listening to loud music when woodworking, reading about woodworking, drinking a … Continue reading

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Beware: On Amazon, That is not Us

We’ve had several confused and irate people contact us about why we are selling “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” on Amazon for crazy prices – more than $92 today. The Amazon page uses our photos and our description of the book. … Continue reading

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Whine, Whine, the Future of the Craft, Kvetch and Worry

If you want to see how far I can roll my eyes to the back of my head, ask me this question: “How can we get young people into woodworking?” Despite all the hand-wringing about the loss of shop classes … Continue reading

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What the Heck is that Gizmo? The Grizzly G9900

I own some precision measuring tools that are not at all necessary for woodworking but are superb for helping me diagnose problems and describe my world in my writing. One of these tools is a Brown & Sharpe dial caliper, … Continue reading

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‘Campaign Furniture’ for Sale Around the World

“Campaign Furniture” has broken all of our sales records here at Lost Art Press, which has made it difficult for our fulfillment service to keep up (don’t worry, they are only a day or two behind). And we’ve just about … Continue reading

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