Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

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

Kaare Klint’s Safari Chair Drawings in the Danish National Art Library

There’s little doubt that Kaare Klint’s “Safari Chair” was directly inspired by Roorkee chairs built during the late Victorian era. The chairs are so close in dimension that I use the same leather patterns when building an 1898 Roorkee chair … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Furniture, Historical Images | 2 Comments

Short Notes on Lost Art Press Stuff

Here are a few quick updates on things you might care about. “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” by Roy Underhill will ship from the printer on Nov. 10. So we’ll be getting that out in plenty of time for Christmas (whew). … Continue reading

Posted in By Hand & Eye, Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!, Chairmaker's Notebook by Peter Galbert, To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation | 7 Comments

Design Under Duress

Building a project in front of an audience is one thing. Designing it and building it on the fly is enough to drive me to drink. Earlier this year I did a two-day seminar for the Alabama Woodworkers Guild where … Continue reading

Posted in Furniture of Necessity | 8 Comments

New in the Store: ‘The Book of Plates’

To ensure you can receive “l’Art du menuisier: The Book of Plates” in time for Christmas, we are taking pre-publication orders for this book and offering free domestic shipping until Nov. 19, 2014. “The Book of Plates” goes on press … Continue reading

Posted in To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation | 5 Comments

Hooded Sweatshirts Back in Stock

Lost Art Press sweatshirts with the hand-lettered logo are back in stock and ready to ship immediately. These midweight American Apparel sweatshirts are available in sizes small to XXL. The price is $45 (XXLs are $1 more). Some customers have … Continue reading

Posted in Products We Sell | 4 Comments

An Aumbry for ‘The Furniture of Necessity’

I am finally – finally – getting my butt in gear on “The Furniture of Necessity,” building the projects for my next book. The most recent project has been this aumbry. What’s an aumbry? If you don’t follow my blog … Continue reading

Posted in Furniture of Necessity, Projects | 9 Comments

Friday: A Tantalizing Peek at the Studley Tool Chest

Most of the verbiage I’ve read about the H.O. Studley tool chest has been misleading, candy-coated or just silly. I can say this because I’ve spent the last five years embedded with Don Williams, the author of our forthcoming book … Continue reading

Posted in Virtuoso: The Toolbox of Henry O. Studley | 3 Comments