Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 6: First Light Works Bevel Monkey

Setting a sliding bevel to an exact degree is difficult with a plastic protractor. Depending on the design of the protractor, you usually have to first draw the line you want and then set the bevel to that. So there … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 5: Lie-Nielsen Dusting Brush

When Lie-Nielsen started selling this dusting brush (at the advice of David Chalesworth) I chuckled about it like when you see a guy wearing an ascot or pocket square. Then I used it, and I bought one immediately. Made with … Continue reading

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New Column at Core77: Embrace Your Staleness

Core77 has just published my latest column, which details how I generate ideas for books, furniture, tools and such. It’s free to read, as always. Generating buckets of ideas (both good and bad) is an important part of my business. … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 4: WoundSeal Topical Powder

There are occasional times in the shop I gash myself pretty good. I know that I don’t need stitches, but I also don’t want to wait for an hour for the wound to stop bleeding and set up enough that … Continue reading

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New in Store: ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’ Expanded Edition

You can now place a pre-publication order for the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” The book is in the hands of the printer and should be complete in early January. If you place a pre-publication order before January, … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 3: Tweezerman Tweezers

You need good tweezers (and sometimes a sharp X-Acto knife) to remove difficult splinters. I’ve tried a lot of brands. I’m sure there are some really high-end ones out there that I haven’t used, but the best commonly available ones … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 2: Two Cherries Carpenter’s Pencils

I wrote about these in August. They are still awesome and I still use them every chance I get. Why am I writing this, then? To tell you not to bother ordering them from the Two Cherries website. I ordered … Continue reading

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