Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

‘Make a Chair From a Tree’ Streaming Video Now Available

We are pleased to announce that after years of work, revisions, agita and waiting, that you can now watch the great video “Make a Chair From a Tree” streaming on virtually any device. The video, shot by Anatol Polillo, has … Continue reading

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One Way to Build a Crate

I am not a cratengineer. So I am certain that the way you build crates is better than mine. My method is the result of a few things: Observing how hundreds of shipments of books, machines and furniture have been … Continue reading

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More Supplemental Material for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

To make things easier for you, I’ve collected all of the supplemental information I’ve released for “The Anarchist’s Design Book” (so far) into a pdf with a short introduction and an appendix on making your own seat templates. This is … Continue reading

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0 Stick Chairs for Sale

The stick chairs are piling up in the shop, and more are in the works. So if you would like to have one for your home or office, read on. These ship anywhere in the continental United States via common … Continue reading

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FAQ: Expanded Edition of ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

I am at work on adding five or six chapters to “The Anarchist’s Design Book” for an expanded edition that we will release in the future. Several customers have asked how this will work. Here are the answers. Q: What … Continue reading

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Another Free Chapter and More Free Psychoses

You can now download a free pdf of my Staked Armchair project if you have purchased a copy of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” This download is given on the honor system. If you already own this book, no harm will … Continue reading

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News: ‘Make a Chair from a Tree, Third Edition’ and Video

For the last five years, we worked with Jennie Alexander to revise her classic “Make a Chair from a Tree” book to her satisfaction and include all her latest thoughts and approaches to building her iconic ladderback chair. Jennie’s efforts … Continue reading

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