Category Archives: Downloads

Download or Physical Book? Which is Better for the Author?

Several readers have asked us this considerate question: Does the author of a Lost Art Press book make more money when someone buys a physical book or a downloaded book? The answer is: With Lost Art Press books, the author … Continue reading

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Look at the Cushion on that One

It’s a remarkably slow weekend here in our house, so while waiting for some servers to wake up and get busy on our new Lost Art Press web site, I pulled together another short booklet of images for you to … Continue reading

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Chests You May (and Should) Stare at

I am sorry that I gave you geometry homework yesterday. To make it up to you, I cobbled together a 60-page document of more than 100 campaign chests, plus construction and hardware details. You can download the pdf document here: … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Gift to You: Practical Geometry

Every year we try to offer our readers a little gift during the holidays. Last year was an mp3 of “The Irish Joiner,” before that was Henry Adams’ rare “Joints in Woodwork.” This year, we offer you lateness. John Hoffman … Continue reading

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Free Download: ‘Smith’s Key’

One of the “Rosetta Stones” of 18th-century tool forms is a book with the long-winded title “Explanation or Key, to the various manufactories of Sheffield: with engravings of each article designed for the utility of merchants, wholesale ironmongers and travellers.” … Continue reading

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Free Download: Joseph Moxon’s ‘Mechanick Exercises’

I’ve always been surprised how hard it is to find Joseph Moxon’s “Mechanick Exercises” in the public domain. A few years ago I stumbled on a link from that HathiTrust and totally forgot about it. While doing some research on … Continue reading

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Free Download: ‘The Irish Joiner’ mp3

Here is our Christmas/holiday present to you, our readers – a fully produced version of the “Irish Joiner,” a fun 1825 tune about how all professions are similar to woodworking. The “Irish Joiner” was brought to life by woodworker Dan … Continue reading

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More Handouts from WIA in Pasadena

If you attended one of my sessions at Woodworking in America in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday, this is the blog entry you are looking for. The rest of you can go about your business – or download these and be … Continue reading

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WIA Handout for the Sawbench Class

If you weren’t at my “60-minute Sawbench Class” yesterday at Woodworking in America, this download might not make total sense to you. But as promised, below are the illustrated directions for cutting the compound angles on the legs of the … Continue reading

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Download a Free Chapter of ‘Mouldings in Practice’

Matt Bickford’s book, “Mouldings in Practice,” sets out to remake the way you look at, cut and apply the mouldings to your projects. It is quite unlike any other book we have ever encountered. Why? Bickford grapples with a core … Continue reading

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