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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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Install a Half-mortise Chest Lock

Last weekend at the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association I didn’t have time to install the chest lock on the campaign-style officer’s trunk I built for the organization’s fall seminar. And so I promised I would post directions from “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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‘By Hand & Eye’ Animations

Here you can download the geometry animations discussed in “By Hand & Eye” by George Walker and Jim Tolpin. There are a variety of ways to download them to your computer or watch them. Download the following .zip file. After … Continue reading

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True Grit II: A Chart for Deciphering Sharpening Gear

Pure opinion: Buying sharpening stuff would be easier if manufacturers used microns to describe the particle size of the abrasive in each product. While microns isn’t a perfect description, it’s a heck of a lot better than saying a stone … Continue reading

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Download: Free Plans for the Knockdown Nicholson Workbench

Thanks to woodworker Donna R. Hill, you can download a free SketchUp drawing – or a pdf version – of the knockdown workbench I built a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the video in case you missed it. Donna (some … Continue reading

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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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