Megan Fitzpatrick is selling off some of her tools this Saturday during our Lost Art Press open day – plus one of my old tool chests that I used before building the “Anarchist’s Tool Chest.”
And I have a bunch of tools and books to sell as well.
During the last five weeks, I’ve been cleaning out the basement of our current house to get ready to move to Covington, Ky., above the storefront. And I have found all sorts of tools I forgot I even owned.
A lot of it is premium modern stuff that I bought to review while at Popular Woodworking Magazine. Some of the tools are things I haven’t been able to let go of (until now) including a couple high-end plow planes (one from Kyle Barrett and one from Jim Leamy).
Everything will be priced to move – previous customers at our tool sales can attest that prices are more than fair. And if there’s anything left, I’ll offer it up here on the blog.
All sales are cash or check.
The doors open right at 10 a.m. No early birds. Anyone who shows up early will be sent to Bean Haus for coffee.
Robert Wearing’s “The Essential Woodworker” is back in stock in the Lost Art Press online store. We went out of stock last year after a surprising rush of sales on the title.
“The Essential Woodworker” was the second book we published, and it is still one of the first books I recommend to people who want to learn to work with hand tools.
While there are lots of good books that show how to buy the tools and set them up, “The Essential Woodworker” is fantastic because it shows you how the whole system works. Using handsaws, planes and chisels in your work is not just swapping things out for your table saw and sander.
The processes and the order of operations are fundamentally different – especially layout. Once you know when to plane, when to cut joints and when to assemble, then handwork becomes much more efficient. The book is a quick read – mostly hand-drawn illustrations – but it will change the way you think about hand work.
If you haven’t checked out this book, it’s just $29 and available now in our store.