Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

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

On Books

“What knowledge is this which thieves may steal, mice or moths eat up, fire or water destroy?” — 13th-century Parisian preacher in a sermon on elaborately bound books.  

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Commemorative Postcards with ‘Virtuoso’

We still have 109 postcards left to give away with copies of “Virtuoso” The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley,” which will be published next month. So if you had given up hope that it was too late … Continue reading

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Divided we Share

George Walker, one of the authors of “By Hand & Eye,” handed me a small box of tools yesterday as the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Cincinnati was winding down. The tools were intended for the students at my Hand … Continue reading

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Staked Dutch Furniture in Van Vliet’s 1635 ‘Book of Crafts & Trades’

Whether you realize it or not, we pour a significant amount of the money you send us into our research library. While it might not be as impressive as the mechanic’s library at Winterthur or the American College of the … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Lie-Nielsen Show in Cincinnati

Lost Art Press will be at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Popular Woodworking Magazine this weekend (April 17-18), with books, T-shirts and even some furniture to show. We’ll be bringing the just-released “Chairmaker’s Notebook,” plus all the other titles … Continue reading

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New Beehive T-shirts Coming Soon

For the last couple months, I’ve been working on a new T-shirt design that combines the skep – a traditional beehive – with the tools of the woodworking artisan. For many years, the skep was the symbol of the industrious … Continue reading

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Making Chopsticks at Bridge City Toolworks

In preparation for a recent trade show in China, John Economaki of Bridge City Toolworks had a nutty idea for a gimmick in his booth: a planing jig for making chopsticks. As it turned out, people lined up at the … Continue reading

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