We have two new products in our store today, and we have been able to restock our supply of tools and some books that were sold out. All of the following products are in stock and ready to ship from our warehouse.
“The Workshop Book” by Scott Landis, with a new foreword by Roy Underhill
We are happy to announce the release of “The Workshop Book,” which is the definitive book on setting up shop. The book is the companion to “The Workbench Book,” also by Scott Landis, which we released last year.
If you are just setting up shop or wish to improve where you work, I cannot recommend a better text.
“The Workshop Book” is $38 and is printed in the USA to our usual high standards. The pages are a bright white, sewn for durability and bound between thick cotton-covered boards. The whole thing is wrapped with a tear-resistant dust jacket. You can read more about the book and download an excerpt here.
“Mechanic’s Companion” by Peter Nicholson
“Mechanic’s Companion” is one of the foundational English-language books on hand-tool woodworking. First published in 1812, “Mechanic’s Companion” was written by a trained cabinetmaker, and the methods discussed are relevant today for anyone who works with hand tools.
If you are interested in hand tools and history, this is an essential text. Our version is printed in the USA on offset presses – not print-on-demand. The pages are folded, sewn and glued, not simply cut and glued together. The pages are wrapped in hard boards that are covered with cotton cloth. This is a permanent book. Because we think all hand tool woodworkers should own it, we have kept the price at a reasonable $23.
Restock: “Door Making & Window-Making” by Anonymous
“Door Making & Window-Making” has been out of stock for a couple months, and we have just received a new shipment.
Restock: Crucible Bench Squares
We have also replenished our supply of Crucible Bench Squares. This handy square is an ideal little tool to keep on the bench – or hanging on a bench leg. It’s great for checking squareness while edge-jointing and marking 90° or 45° lines on your work. Read more about it here.
New 10th Anniversary “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” Hats
And finally, a reward for reading this far: We have a limited supply of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” Hats made by Ebbets Field in the USA. These are about the nicest ballcaps around. And they feature a stitched felt anarchist’s square on the front. We have only 144 of these, and we don’t expect them to last long in the store.
— Christopher Schwarz
22 thoughts on “New Books & Restocks”
Does the workshop book come with the PDF in the first 30 days of purchase?
Afraid not. The author decided against offering it.
Are you planning on reprinting The Toolbox Book by Tolpin?
We do not have the rights to republish it, I’m afraid.
Ordered. The book, not the hat. Hats never fit, unless you have a size 8 or 8-1/8. And that was before a year’s growth of covid hair.
Aren’t you afraid that a “scarlet A” on a cap might be misconstrued?
Do you mean “The Scarlet Aardvark?”
The link to the Workshop Book does not take you there, but to the Workbench Book.
I meant the excerpt.
Hmmm….I just hit the “here” link in Workshop and am getting the correct excerpt: https://blog.lostartpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Workshop-Book-Excerpt.pdf
Is it possible you got them mixed up? (Like I just did when I went to check it…)
Sorry Fitz but it takes me to the Workbench excerpt as well.
Huh. I’m not sure what’s going…we’re taking a look.
Only 144? Gross.
When do you hope to have guerrilla chairmaking book finished? Looking forward to it.
It should be out this summer…. It moving forward swiftly now.
Any idea when you will have the J. Alexander book “Making A Chair From A Tree”?
Just dropped $65 to walk around Kentucky like Hester Prynne.
When does Megan Fitzpatrick’s book on Dutch Tool Chests come out? Please and Thank you!!!
We hope in time for Christmas
Any chance of getting just a replacement dust cover for the Workbench book? My “tear resistant” cover was torn when I was removing it from the plastic. 100% my stupid mistake BTW and not an issue from shipping.
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