Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Why These Books? In What Order?

Sometimes a customer asks us to recommend a good place to begin when buying our books. It’s a question we take seriously. Our books are not cheap, they take time to read and each represents years (sometimes decades) of work … Continue reading

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Armchair for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

According to my notes, this is my fourth attempt at building an armchair for the expansion of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” And to be honest, I don’t know how many sketches I made of this design – probably 80 to … Continue reading

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You Are the Problem

When we released “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” in 2012, I was still teaching a lot, traveling to tool shows and talking at places such as Woodworking in America. So I heard a lot of comments from readers … Continue reading

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Jennie Alexander (1930-2018)

Editor’s note; This morning we received word from Peter Follansbee that Jennie Alexander has died. Her health has been in decline for some time, but her enthusiasm and spirit was intact. Just last week she called to give me a … Continue reading

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Chairfaker

Sometimes I get asked if I use dowels for the spindles in my chairs. And sometimes I answer: “Sometimes.” Dowels can be a crappy way to make a chair, just like lumberyard wood can be a crappy way to make … Continue reading

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Prototypes & Excess Furniture for Sale

Lucy and I are soon moving to Covington to live above the storefront, and we need to divest ourselves of lots of excess pieces of furniture – mostly prototypes of mine – that have been stacked up. Similarly, Brendan and … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press at the Lie-Nielsen Open House

John, the quieter half of Lost Art Press, will represent us at the Lie-Nielsen Open House this weekend in Warren, Maine. Look for the Lost Art Press flag – it’s dark blue with a white compass on it. You’ll find … Continue reading

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