Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

‘Stanley Catalogue No. 34’ Has Arrived

For the most part, facsimile editions of historical books don’t do much for me. The printing is muddy. The paper is a measly notch above groundwood (aka newsprint). And the binding is weak. The cover, however, always looks nice so … Continue reading

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Crucible Tool is Now Open for Business

You can now visit, and read up on our holdfasts, our new dividers and why we started this company. I’ll be adding a lot more blog entries in the coming week, including: How to retrofit a benchtop to use … Continue reading

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Crucible Tool Update & Dividers

Teaching and exhibiting at Woodworking in America – and launching a tool company – proved to be an around-the-clock yack-fest. As a result, we are just now putting the finishing touches on the Crucible Tool website and will almost certainly … Continue reading

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‘Roubo on Furniture Making:’ An Update and a Change in Title

It was a grueling week at the Appalachian Shangri-la as Michele and I spent more than 40 hours reviewing the page proofs of “Roubo on Furniture Making;” me reading aloud every jot and tittle (including punctuation and typography), while she … Continue reading

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Reminder: We are Open Tomorrow

John and I finished building the above rolling book display this afternoon. Pocket screws and Dragonply aren’t my favorite materials, but they do get the job done in a hurry. If you are in the area tomorrow, please stop by … Continue reading

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Woodworking in America, Crucible Tool & Lost Art Press

Next week, Woodworking in America will command all our attention. We’ll be selling books and tools in the Marketplace, Raney Nelson and I will be teaching classes upstairs for registrants and we will officially launch Crucible Tool. Here are some … Continue reading

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Horses for Courses; Benches for Trenches

This morning at 11:48, I finished tuning the tail vise for the 1505 Holy Roman workbench and then John walked through the door of the storefront. His task: Help me build a rolling book display for Woodworking in America. So … Continue reading

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