Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

New Face Vises; New Title for a Book

Before heading out for Charleston, S.C., to visit my dad, I added a couple face vises to my circa 1505 Holy Roman Workbench. These vises have no screws and no real jaws. Instead they clamp the work with a wedge. … Continue reading

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Tickets for Our Dec. 9 Book-release Party

You can claim your free tickets for the Dec. 9 book release party with Mary May and George Walker using this link. The event is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at our storefront: 837 Willard St., Covington, KY 41011. Each … Continue reading

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Gentle Reminder: Still No Public Email

In 2015, I closed my public email address to preserve my sanity, though some would question whether I succeeded in my goal. Lately, a lot of people have attempted to seek advice, feedback or whatever through my personal site: christophermschwarz.com … Continue reading

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Carvers & Compassers: Save This Date

I am pleased to announce that Mary May and George Walker will be at the Lost Art Press storefront on Dec. 9 to celebrate the release of their new books. Mary, the author of “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” and George, … Continue reading

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So Begins the ‘Lexapro’ Season

I want y’all to know that you have adoring spouses and family members. Every year in mid-November we get flooded with requests from people who want to give you gifts with a little extra something special. A few years ago, … Continue reading

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Workbench & Staked Stool Classes for 2018

I will teach two classes in June 2018 at Dictum in Germany – one class on building a Roubo workbench and a second short course on building a staked three-legged stool. The classes are held at Niederalteich, a gorgeous monastery … Continue reading

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Doors for Dessert

Replacing the main beam of the Horse Garage has been hanging over my head for more than a month now. Every time I go in there I feel like Damocles and wonder if I will become buried in my work. … Continue reading

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