Storefront Open this Saturday (With a Free Scraping Lecture)


The Lost Art Press storefront will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and I’ll give a free demonstration on scraping at 2 p.m. that day.

The lecture will cover:

  1. Understanding scraping. How and why it works. And what that means for the sharpening procedure.
  2. How to sharpen any scraper using a block of wood, your sharpening stones and a burnisher (no commercial jigs required).
  3. How to grind scrapers to special shapes for mouldings, chair seats and general use.
  4. How to set up and use scraper planes and the No. 80 cabinet scraper.

Note that this will absolutely, positively not be a shakedown/sales pitch for Crucible scrapers. In fact, I’m going to show you how to make your own curved card scraper so you don’t have to buy one. (Yes, we will have a few scrapers and burnishers on hand to sell. But that’s not why we’re doing this.)

We also will have our full line of Lost Art Press books for you to check out, including the gorgeous new one from Marc Adams, “The Difference Makers,” and David Finck’s “Making & Mastering Wood Planes.” We have a few lump hammers here in stock. I don’t think we have any blemished books, however.

My commute on Saturday to unlock the front door for the open day will be the easiest ever. We moved in upstairs, so I’ll just have to walk downstairs. Yesterday we opened up the door between the storefront and living spaces. The cats, while terrified, are curious. So you might also see a Lost Art Puss on Saturday.

Directions to the storefront are here.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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6 Responses to Storefront Open this Saturday (With a Free Scraping Lecture)

  1. rick pevey says:

    happy for you and your wife, hope you have many good years in your new home.

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  2. Lost Art Puss tee shirts and stickers!


  3. Johnathon says:

    Will this be recorded for a possible future posting?


  4. Robert Keeling says:

    After attending the sharpening demonstration, I finally understand the card scraper and how to sharpen one. Even after watching many videos and reading about it, I just wasn’t getting it.
    I came straight home and resharpened my scraper and took nice wispy shavings instead of dust for the first time.
    After the sharpening demonstration, I even got a one on one dovetail demonstration from Megan. My dovetails are now starting to look better!
    Chris and Megan are a class act and I want to thank them both for having these open houses and giving unselfishly of their time and knowledge.

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