Category Archives: Books in the Works

A Cover Comes Together: ‘Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker’

We’re in the homestretch with “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker! A Novel with Measured Drawings.” Whew! Today, I’m finishing the final full text edit and talking with the designer, Linda Watts, about the layout of the interior images and measured drawings … Continue reading

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Pégas Blades, Good Books, Other Stuff

For those of you who missed my blog entries on Pégas blades (here), the bad news is that Tools for Working Wood is temporarily sold out of these outstanding, durable and less-expensive Swiss-made coping-saw blades. The good news is that … Continue reading

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Speaking of Gothic

One of the reasons I first became consumed by woodworking was the American Art & Crafts movement. Though I rarely build Arts & Crafts pieces anymore, I fell in love with the joinery and the oak about 1990 when a … Continue reading

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Furniture Styles: From Gothic to the 20th Century

After reading Charles H. Hayward’s writings during his tenure as editor of The Woodworker, I think he was of two minds about furniture. While the magazine was filled with plans for up-to-date pieces that would look at home on the … Continue reading

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Charles Hayward, Coffins & a Tribute

While scanning more than 350 old magazines edited by Charles Hayward, we kept running into articles that were made us pause because they were so interesting, yet we didn’t have a place for them in our forthcoming book. We clipped … Continue reading

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Yes, and the Peter Galbert Book

It’s always tricky business talking about upcoming projects because people want updates on their favorites. So as my e-mail Inbox is sagging from the weight…. Peter Galbert’s book “Windsor Foundations” (still a working title), is still a work in progress. … Continue reading

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3 Lost Art Press Products for Christmas

We are the only publishing company I know of that doesn’t have a release schedule for our books. When they are done, they go to press. No sooner. So it’s amusing to me that it looks like we are going … Continue reading

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