Category Archives: Books in the Works

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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Play Dead, Wally. Good Boy

I know that this blog entry will tick off some people because of this first line: We have someone clean our house. I know, I know. It’s bourgeoise. But it’s the nicest anniversary present my wife and I ever gave … Continue reading

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Join the Search for a Piano H.O. Studley Built

In planning and preparing for the upcoming book “Virtuoso” and the accompanying exhibit of H.O. Studley’s magnificent tool cabinet and workbench (May 15-17, 2015), I invariably get the question, “Is it possible to have a piano built by Studley in … Continue reading

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Step 1, Build Coffins. Step 2…. Step 3, Profit!

This weekend I built three coffins with the help of some friends and wrote a blog post about the experience over at my blog at Popular Woodworking Magazine. Check it out here. Special thanks to John Hoffman, the other half … Continue reading

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First Review of ‘The Naked Woodworker’

Veteran woodworker Jeff Branch has reviewed our new DVD, “The Naked Woodworker” with Mike Siemsen. Jeff has 30 years of woodworking experience but is just entering the world of handwork – so he’s not a babe in the woods. Be … Continue reading

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Shelved Until Tomorrow

Finally dragged in about 8 p.m. this evening. The choice: shoot a video of how the bench knocks apart or complete the shelf. The photo above is the answer. After I spend all the money I’ve made this year on … Continue reading

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The Last Hardware Swap (I Hope)

With the finish drying on my knockdown Nicholson workbench, I began working on a removable shelf to go below the bench. (Forgive me. I am so stuck in the 18th century when it comes to wanting a shelf below my … Continue reading

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