Storefront Open this Saturday


A painting of our storefront by my daughter Katy (this is before we painted the exterior).

The Lost Art Press storefront in Covington, Ky., will be open April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there will be a lot to do and see that day.

  • I’ll be furiously dovetailing the six tills for two tool chests for customers. You are welcome to come check out my workmanship and some of the details on these chests, including the casters, tool racks and interior trimmings.
  • We have some advance copies of “Ingenious Mechanicks” and “Slojd in Wood” for you to check out (or purchase).
  • Megan Fitzpatrick and Brendan Gaffney are in the middle of building a run of book boxes for a client that will house the four volumes of “The Woodworker.” These are fun projects you can do in an afternoon yourself.
  • We have a good selection of blemished books for sale for 50 percent off (cash only on blemished books).

And I believe we’ll have some of Megan’s students in the shop who will be finishing up their silverware trays from the most recent class in the storefront. Plus, we’ll all be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate techniques and generally gab about the craft.


New Food Recommendation
The food scene in Covington continues to grow. The newest addition is “Main Street Tavern,” which is about two blocks from our shop. This establishment is located in a building that has been a tavern since 1865 and is still replete with the tin ceiling tiles and wainscot of its past.

But this is not some precious restaurant that is backed by big-name chefs or money. This is my favorite kind of place: A dive bar with incredible local food.

They make their own bologna and goetta. The fried chicken is incredible. The burgers are everything you want from a bar burger. Cheap beer. Nice people. Great prices. Get the bologna sliders (then come bum some statins from me).

We haven’t been there for brunch, but it looks incredible (check them out on Instagram).

So add this to your list of places to eat near us: Otto’s, Frieda’s, Commonwealth, Bouquet, Cock & Bull, Chako, Coppin’s and Lil’s. And a dozen more…..

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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4 Responses to Storefront Open this Saturday

  1. I love your daughter painting


  2. Patrick McFate says:

    Please ask @RudeMechanic to post a photo of one of those book boxes on Instagram. And happy dovetailing!


  3. Brian C. says:

    Will y’all have any dividers this weekend?


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