Handworks: Stuff to Stand in Line For


When the doors open at Handworks 2017 at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 19, here’s a list of the stuff we’ll have in limited supply. In other words, stop by early to avoid disappointment. Also, please don’t ask us to reserve items for you via help@lostartpress.com or phone calls to John. To be fair to all of our customers, it’s first-come-first-served.

H.O. Studley Posters
These 13” x 19” posters are printed on 80 lb. recycled paper with a matte aqueous coating (in other words, they aren’t shiny like your Farrah Fawcett poster from high school). The poster features an image taken by Narayan Nayar during our work for the book “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of H.O. Studley.” Both Narayan and the author, Don Williams, will be at Handworks, so you can track them down to get yours signed.

We’re bringing about 1,000 of these posters, which will be $20 each. We’ll have kraft paper and tape on hand so you can roll your own protective covering (we don’t have the room in our trailer for mailing tubes). After Handworks, we will sell these posters in the online store.


Crucible Improved Pattern Dividers
Raney and John have been working every day to finish and assemble dividers for Handworks. We hope to have 130 pairs or so to sell at Handworks. If we don’t sell out, these will go up in the online store as well. As you might know, we have had a heck of a time getting these made to keep up with demand. After this batch, I suspect we are going to retool the process (again), so this might be the last time we’ll have dividers for a while.


Crucible Design Curves
When I’m not editing or building, I’m sanding these design curves to get the sets ready for Handworks. We’ll be selling a set of three for $37 and they will come in a protective box suitable for traveling. I hope to have 250 sets of curves ready for handworks with another 750 sets ready soon after the show.

Other Stuff
We are bringing our full line of books, plus a variety of American-made T-shirts for Lost Art Press and Crucible. Because books are heavy, we can tow only so much. As a result, if you are there to get a particular book so you can get it signed by one of the many Lost Art Press authors in attendance, don’t tarry.

Authors who have told us they’re attending:

Don Williams
George Walker
Jim Tolpin
Peter Galbert
Roy Underhill
Matt Bickford
Mike Siemsen
Joel Moskowitz
Nancy Hiller (she’ll be signing her book in our booth at 2 p.m. Saturday)
Wesley Tanner (the designer of our Roubo and Studley volumes)
Narayan Nayar (photographer for the Studley book)
And me (duh).

— Christopher Schwarz

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18 Responses to Handworks: Stuff to Stand in Line For

  1. Friday, May 12?

  2. Ok, so that’s really going to stretch my baggage allowance on the flight home! Looking forward to Handworks and catching up with everyone.

  3. Michael Goldblatt says:

    I am not able to make the show but would definitely like to buy the dividers and a set of design curves if possible.


  4. David Handsman says:

    Hi. How can I put my name on a list for the dividers? I missed out the first time and apparently if I don’t go I can’t get one. Any advice?

    David S. Handsman, Esq.

    Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP


    • David,

      I’m afraid we don’t have any waiting lists for books or tools. We make them as fast as we can and put them on the site or, in this case, will take them to Handworks. I’m afraid I don’t have any advice except patience and perseverance. Sorry we can’t be more help in this matter.

  5. lwoodt1 says:

    Hope you made enough to fill all the orders .

  6. Derek Long says:

    Good thing I’m driving the pickup truck.

  7. Eric R says:

    Definitely, will be ordering a set of those design curves after the show.
    Good luck at the show. Wish I could attend.

  8. Will you have the missing two lines for those of us that purchased Roman Workbenches?

  9. Minnesota Steve says:

    Well I’m looking forward to Handworks. Never been to something like this before.

  10. Dave Reedy says:

    Chris, what the world needs is an accurate circle template.

  11. Emergency eye surgery means that I won’t be able to attend this year — and my room at Rose’s Place B and B in Middle Amana is available Thursday through Saturday! See you next time …. Steve Hill

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