Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.

Wait, I Can’t Smell Kitty Litter

I don’t talk much about the logistical side of Lost Art Press because it’s not woodworking. And I try to stick to woodworking as much as possible. But occasionally, it’s necessary to drop the curtain and acknowledge a milestone. About … Continue reading

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Ways to Make Me Click a Button

Some typical social media posts in my feed: “I’ve just received this crate of Triton tools to review. They’re awesome and…” Click. Unfollow. “This is the first in a series of unboxing videos on my latest acquisition. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Lump Hammers on Sale Now

Visit the Crucible Tool website to purchase one of our lump hammers. They are $85 plus shipping. This is likely our last batch before Christmas. Remember: If you have a question about Crucible, please send your email to: — … Continue reading

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More Crucible Lump Hammers on Thursday

A large number of Crucible Lump Hammers will go up for sale in our store at noon Eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 15. This likely will be the last batch of lump hammers we will sell before Christmas. This is … Continue reading

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Blue Spruce Sliding Bevel & Try Square

Blue Spruce Toolworks is known mostly for tools that cut – knives and chisels – and not tools that lay out. That’s a shame because the Blue Spruce bevel gauge and try square are excellent tools with some special features. … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Dang Shirt (or get it Forwarded)

We get asked on an almost-daily basis why we don’t ship things overseas. The answer is: We do. We ship our books to our international vendors so they can sell them to customers with a reasonable shipping cost. But what … Continue reading

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Anarchist’s Gift Guide Supplement No. 2: IKEA Tapes

Today I had to return to IKEA to buy some sheepskins to outfit the stick chairs I’m building, and I was stopped cold by one of the company’s displays. It was a bunch of 36” plastic flexible tapes, offered for … Continue reading

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