Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

The Lost Art Press Spider Cave

After working with dozens of woodworking authors and editors, I can tell you why most mistakes occur in woodworking books, magazines and blogs. They are caused by interruptions. If you are writing down numbers, dimensioning a drawing or explaining a … Continue reading

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Retailers for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

After a crisis involving the endsheets in “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” we are back on track with the production process and the book is expected to be released on time in late February or early March. Just a reminder that … Continue reading

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Avoid This Disaster with Hide Glue

The only time I feel like I’m a Deep South Bible salesman is when I try to convince people of the merits of hide glue. I’ve spent years honing my case for this glue, which is perfectly designed for furniture … Continue reading

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New DVD on Bookcases now Available

My latest DVD with Popular Woodworking, “Build a Hand-Crafted Bookcase“ is expected to ship this week. It’s a 126-minute exploration of building the bookcase from “The Anarchist’s Design Book” entirely by hand using surfaced home-center pine. The DVD begins by … Continue reading

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Get to Know Charles H. Hayward, Part I

Editor’s note: In 1981, Charles H. Hayward wrote some short autobiographical pieces about his time as a young woodworker in England before the Great War. To give you a better picture of the man behind our new book, “The Woodworker: … Continue reading

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Loose Ends: Upcoming Lost Art Press Projects

With “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” at the printer, John and I are working on stuff to fill out the next five months when we aren’t eating bonbons and getting pedicures. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Now Available: ‘The Woodworker: The Charles Hayward Years’

At long last, we are now offering the first two volumes of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” for sale in the Lost Art Press store. The books are at the printer now and are expected to ship in … Continue reading

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