Loose Ends: Upcoming Lost Art Press Projects


With “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” at the printer, John and I are working on stuff to fill out the next five months when we aren’t eating bonbons and getting pedicures.

Here’s a short list of stuff you should see before June – the five-year anniversary of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.”

  1. We have figured out a way for international customers to buy a book plus a pdf at a discounted price. We’ll have details in the next few weeks.
  2. Starting in February, we are going to begin selling original handmade copperplate prints of the 12 projects in “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Each month we will feature one of the project prints for ordering on the website. Then the artist, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, will make your copperplate print to order and they will be signed and numbered by Briony and myself. Each print will be $125; we’ll offer a different print every month. We’ll also be offering a complete set of the prints in a handmade box. Details to follow.
  3. Visitors to the new Lost Art Press storefront will be able to examine and purchase these copperplate prints during our March 12 open house. Prepare to be impressed.
  4. For the five-year anniversary of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” we’ll be printing special stickers, red T-shirts and a 17” x 22” poster featuring an architectural drawing of the chest. All of these will be available first at our Covington storefront as we work out the supply issues, and then on the website.
  5. “Woodworking in Estonia” is at the top of my editing list right now. We hope to have that at the printer by June.

All of this is possible because I’m not teaching this year. I’ll also be releasing three DVDs through Popular Woodworking that I think you’ll find interesting. Oh, and I’ve started working on my next book. It will be unlike anything published in the last 70 years. Promise.

— Christopher Schwarz


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Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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22 Responses to Loose Ends: Upcoming Lost Art Press Projects

  1. Greg Flora says:

    Awesome stuff, Chris. 2016 is lining up to be the best from LAP.

  2. Your next book? That’s easy, a coffee table book that’s also a coffee table and made from bamboo. There will be no text, but a nice nest for a memory stick/flash drive which everybody can just stick in their tablet/laptop for complete instructions including 3-D renderings of, yup you guessed it, birdhouses!!!!!

    Brilliant! You’ll make millions!

  3. Bill Clift says:

    Is the second Roubo book still planned for this year? Any news on the Andrew Lund saw book?

  4. The last 70 years? Could it be a fan fiction parallel to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell about theoretical and practical woodworking?

  5. KampWood says:

    A turning romance novel called The Tender Turner: a romance novel with 50 measured turning patterns. The story of a young English grad student who falls in love with an Amish treadle lathe turner.

  6. Will Andrew Lunn’s book ever see the light of day?

  7. Eric R says:

    Those boys did a nice job on the floor.
    And I’m getting me a cool red T-shirt for sure !

  8. studioffm says:

    The store is looking great, I look forward to being there in March at the opening.
    very best
    david savage

  9. charlie says:

    Is there a Jeff Miller furniture design book in the works?

  10. My two hobbies are woodworking and photography. I love your blog for three reasons: 1) Truly outstanding woodworking content. 2) Truly outstanding writing. 3) Very good photography.
    I love the photographs you have been posting on the development of your new quarters.
    Two of my cameras are very similar to two of yours (I have a Canon G12 and a Canon 5D Mark II).
    One of the best pieces of blog writing on photography I have ever read is “A Camera Walks Into A Bar”. http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/gear-gadgets/fuji-x100s-review-a-camera-walks-into-a-bar/
    Since I know that your readers are used to truly outstanding writing, I wanted to pass this link on to anyone who may be interested, as one more loose end.
    (By the way I have one of every book you have published so far [not the deluxe Roubo, but the ordinary reader’s edition], and tonight I will be ordering ‘The Woodworker: The Charles Hayward Years’. That brings me up to date on my loose ends.)

  11. Can we know the content of the videos? I know one is the tool chest.

    • The first one can be pre-ordered now. It’s on the bookcase from “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” The second (just shot) is on the tool chest and will be out in early March. The third is on building stick chairs without chairmaking tools. We are shooting that in April and it should be out by June.

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