Category Archives: Grandpa’s Workshop

A Delay in ‘Grandpa’s Workshop’

Because of a shortage of raw materials, “Grandpa’s Workshop” will ship from the printer on Friday, Oct. 12. The book was supposed to be here already, and we apologize for the delay. The printing plant did not have the boards … Continue reading

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‘Do you want me to deprioritize my current reports until you advise me of a status upgrade?’

Here are some short updates on projects in the works at Lost Art Press. 1. “Grandpa’s Workshop” is in its final stages at the printer and should be on its way to us in the next week. Free shipping for … Continue reading

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White Star Line Tool Chest

For many years, Roy Underhill has owned a slant-top tool chest that has a ridiculous story attached to it that involves 248 children, Greenland and, oh never mind. I should make him tell the tale. The chest is interesting to … Continue reading

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Tools of Necessity – a French Moulding Plane

I was pottering around in my shop one day a while back, cleaning and sharpening the irons of a couple of moulding planes I had found at a flea market, when Roger turned up. “Alors, Copette, what are up to … Continue reading

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Sharpening my Besaigue. Or, a Trip to the Moon on the Cheap

A couple of years back, as a big flea market was winding down in a village near where we lived in the Poitou region, I stumbled across my dealer. “Keep walking,” I ordered myself. “You donʼt want to go there; … Continue reading

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Lee Valley to Carry ‘Grandpa’s Workshop’

For woodworkers in Canada or those who shop at Lee Valley Tools, good news. The Ottawa-based catalog company will carry “Grandpa’s Workshop” by Maurice Pommier. The company typically adds Lost Art Press books to its web site about a week … Continue reading

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‘Grandpa’s Workshop’ by Maurice Pommier

In furniture-making circles, it is the highest compliment to say that another person has “wood in their blood.” At Lost Art Press, we think that every individual has a deep connection to this incredible natural material. After all, the history … Continue reading

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New from Lost Art Press: ‘Grandpa’s Workshop’

I think it was the besaigue that hooked me. It was a cold February day, windy and damp, like you get in the season in the Touraine region of France. I had spent a couple of hours wandering among the … Continue reading

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