Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Welsh Stick Chair Class Day 3: The Full Welshman

When John Brown taught chair classes in the United States in the 1990s, he famously threw a student’s machinist calipers into a lake to make a point about how his chairs should be built. Then, while teaching at John Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Welsh Stick Chair Class Day 2: Think Round

With many woodworking classes, the goal is for every student to end up with identical chairs, tool chests or side tables. But that approach is opposite to the spirit of a Welsh stick chair. Welsh stick chairs weren’t manufactured (and … Continue reading

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Day 1: Chris Williams’s Welsh Stick Chair Class

Today I’m going to tell you a nice story. Later in the week I’ll tell you a shocking one. For the last couple weeks I’ve been unusually chipper, despite all the crap I’ve been managing with my father’s estate. In … Continue reading

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Union: The Lost Shaker Village

The two closest Shaker communities to Cincinnati are also the most difficult to see. The White Water Shaker Village isn’t open to the public on a regular basis, though there is a dedicated group of people trying to change that. … Continue reading

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Enzo Mari Table Sold (in the Spirit of Enzo Mari)

Note: This table sold. I recently completed building the Enzo Mari table shown above for an upcoming article in Popular Woodworking Magazine. Typically when I have a piece such as this left over from an article I sell it to … Continue reading

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Update: Chore Coat & ‘Cut & Dried’

Our chore coats have arrived from the factory (except for nine medium-sized coats). John is packaging them up personally and they will ship out next week. Just in time for summer! They look fantastic and are extremely well-made. I think … Continue reading

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Hairyman Cornett

Driving through Eastern Kentucky makes me homesick for the mountains of Arkansas. Something about the contrast – intense natural beauty with equally intense poverty – reminds me of growing up in the Ozarks. And every conversation with the locals is … Continue reading

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