Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Update on the Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’

The deluxe edition of “Roubo on Furniture” is currently at the bindery in New Mexico. There, in addition to binding the pages, employees are making the custom slipcases for the books. The latest word we have from the bindery is … Continue reading

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Sharpen This, Part 6: The Bevel & the Devil

“Der Narzissmus der kleinen Differenzen (The narcissism of small differences).” — Sigmund Freud, 1917 The topic of sharpening is plagued by Freud’s “narcissism of small differences,” and the best example of this is all the noise about the shape and … Continue reading

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Sharpen This, Part 5: The Myth of Super Sharpness

Read the other installments in the “Sharpen This” series via this link. Let’s pretend I want to break one of your fingers. The job would be easy if you held up your fingers in the air with them spread apart. … Continue reading

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Sharpen This, Part 4: Very Small Rocks

Read the other installments in the “Sharpen This” series via this link. I roll my eyes when people talk about the superiority of their chosen sharpening media, whether it’s waterstones, oilstones, diamonds or cinderblocks. To my ears, it’s like you’re … Continue reading

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Now Available: ‘Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power’

You can now purchase our latest video “Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power” for $35 through our online store. The 4:19-long video can be streamed or downloaded and played on nearly any device – we offer the video without any … Continue reading

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Book Signing & Reading With Nancy R. Hiller

Nancy R. Hiller, a professional woodworker and author of the fantastic “Making Things Work,” will read a selection from her book and autograph your copy during a special free event at the Lost Art Press storefront at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Update: ‘Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power’ Video

We are on the verge of releasing a four-hour video on building a full-blown 18th-century French workbench in the next week or two. The video, starring Will Myers and me, is as complete an explanation of the process as we … Continue reading

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