Quick Update on Books & Prints

perdixWhen the messages to help@lostartpress.com start to get a little on the “Where’s my book you Nigerian scammer?” side, it’s time to do an update on the blog.

Roman Workbenches
The plan was to mail this book in early April. Like all complicated projects, we hit a couple snags (a premature baby, wrong grain direction on the end sheets, toads). The bindery is assembling the book now and it should be finished any day now. Then it will be trucked to Indianapolis, boxed and mailed. Let’s say early May.

Copperplate Prints
Briony Morrow-Cribbs, the copperplate artist, has all the raw materials and orders from customers. Kara has ordered the special packing materials and backing boards to protect the prints in transit. And Ohio Book is making the boxes for those of you who ordered an entire set. We hope the process – excepting a toad storm – will take a month.

Deluxe Roubo on Furniture
Designer Wesley Tanner and I reviewed the color proofs for the book yesterday and found only a few images that needed corrections by the printer. We’re still on track for a June release. But, as always, this is a complex project using companies all over the map. It’s more likely things will go wrong than right.

‘Carve the Acanthus’ by Mary May
Meghan Bates is designing the book and is working on chapter 10. I suspect the book is giving her fits (though she won’t say so) because there are an enormous number of photos and drawings. At this rate, the book should be out in August or September.

As always, thanks for your patience. We try to set realistic timelines, but manufacturing things is difficult. If you ever change your mind on a book that you’ve pre-ordered, simply send a message to help@lostartpress.com and we will immediately cancel your order and cheerfully refund your money. No questions asked.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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7 Responses to Quick Update on Books & Prints

  1. Christopher,
    Japanese woodworking is a fascinating subject, techniques, tools, mindset, skills, joints, etc. Is there a chance of a book about it?


  2. aashiv57 says:

    Thank you for all the good work you do and the excellent material you have published. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book or e-book I have purchased. I am saving up for the next round: Heywood and Fisher! Thanks! Amelia Price


  3. Ah. I see. The old “toads” excuse, huh?

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  4. Never thought of toads. I’m going to try that at work. I’ll let y’all know how it goes.


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