We Are Open this Saturday (Sharpenday)


The Lost Art Press storefront will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday with lots to do and see. In addition to giving free sharpening lessons, we have:

  • Eight blemished Crucible dividers at half price ($90, cash only)
  • Four prototype (fully functional) Crucible holdfasts for half price ($60, cash only)
  • A bunch of blemished Lost Art Press books (also cash only)
  • T-shirts, stickers etc.
  • Copies of the deluxe “Roubo on Furniture” to examine and buy.
  • Our complete line of Lost Art Press books (credit, cash or check)

The store is located at 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky., 41011. If you are coming with a spouse or family, consider brunch at Otto’s or Coppin’s (in the Hotel Covington). Get a beer at Braxton Brewing down the street and marvel at all the development along Pike Street (we got in here just in time!).

— Christopher Schwarz, editor, Lost Art Press
Personal site: christophermschwarz.com

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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13 Responses to We Are Open this Saturday (Sharpenday)

  1. That really is a lovely storefront. Wish I was closer to talk sharpening though your recent series on the topic helped me tremendously.


  2. toolnut says:

    Free gift for anyone that finds any remaining glitter?


  3. Matthew says:

    Chris et al.

    This question is off topic, but I’m not sure where a good place to post is.

    I read somewhere that toolchests were occasionally covered in pine tar. I don’t remember the reference, or else I’d post it.

    Is this something you’ve seen on old chests? Was it more common to paint them? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to pine tar over paint?




  4. zeelandmatt says:

    In addition to Chris’ suggestions, Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe (on Main Street) has fantastic breakfast burritos and is just a few short blocks north of the store front.
    Chris, my wife and I stayed at the Covington Hotel after reading about it here on the blog, and I highly recommend it as well. We will definitely stay there again next time we come down from Michigan to visit.


  5. spoiler says:

    Your store front is amazing! Is it the jewel of the neighborhood or does it fit in nicely with other well done neighbors. I brought it up… so feel free to boast a little. The red unit in the photo looks freshly painted.


    • Willard Street has always been well maintained. We are trying to bring our storefront up to snuff and hope the buildings on 9th Street (our cross street) will eventually do the same.


  6. Chris F says:

    As an aside, are you planning on selling tshirts from the online store anymore? I’m not sure I can make the 12,000km trip on Sat 🙂


  7. Farmer Greg says:

    Will there be other Sharpendays, or is this the only chance?


    • I have always given sharpening lessons on our open days. I’m only making a point of mentioning it (a lot) in light of the “Sharpen This” series I recently wrote. Feel free to come on any of our open days and ask for sharpening advice or a hands-on lesson. Happy to oblige.


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