After requests from readers, we ordered some “I Shall Die Trying” T-shirts in the “small” size and “3XL” size. They are in stock and available for immediate shipment. Like the other shirts with this design, these are all 100 percent cotton, made by American Apparel and made in the United States.
We still have all the sizes in stock (but barely). Click here for more information or to order.
— Christopher Schwarz
Whenever I produce a DVD with Popular Woodworking Magazine, I get a small box of the finished product as part of my contract. I also receive a toe massage, a liver purging and a private performance of “Dance of the Seven Veils” (David Thiel can shake his moneymaker).
Anyway, we have a number of these in stock and we are going to sell them at a very nice price in the Lost Art Press store with free shipping. Quantities are very limited – about a dozen each. Here are the details.
Super-tune a Handplane: $21 plus free shipping
Whether your plane is old or new, discover tips that will make it perform with surgical precision. With just a little effort and a couple hours, you can turn any handplane into a super-tuned, high-performance tool.
Many woodworkers are looking for a handplane that can be brought back to working life with just a little time and effort — and at a great bargain. This DVD from Christopher Schwarz shows you how to rehab a flea-market find (or soup up a new tool) into a perfectly tuned plane that can handle any task.
- What to look for in an old handplane
- How to break it down and clean it up
- How to assess and address various problems
- How to reassemble a plane beyond factory standards
- And how to super-tune it for top performance
Mastering Hand Tools: $12 plus free shipping
“Mastering Hand Tools” is a 2 disc DVD set that will introduce you to the basic hand tool skills to turn you into a woodworker equally comfortable in either the powered or hand tool world — and offer the best results from each world. Host Christopher Schwarz starts off the video by asking the question, “Why use Hand Tools?” A fair question that he quickly answers by extolling the benefits of traditional woodworking tools — blended with some of the niceties of power tools. Those benefits include a healthier work environment, fewer jigs and test cuts, and accuracy to within .001″. Watch along as Chris offers advice on selecting hand tools, shares tips for set-up and puts the tools to work.
- Choosing and using marking knives and gauges and cutting gauges
- Sharpening and using Jack planes and Smoothing planes
- Selecting and using Handsaws and Rasps
- The benefits of Braces and Hand Drills
- and more about Chisels, Mallets, Scrapers and Router Planes
— Christopher Schwarz