Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

What the #$%& is the Deal With Your Holdfasts?

On the Crucible Holdfast from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo. There is a contingent of people who think we are nuts for making our Crucible holdfast the way we do: cast, with a 1”-diameter shaft that’s as rough as a cob. … Continue reading

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Remarkable Article Sheds New Light on H.O. Studley

Recently I was contacted by artist Tina Gagnon ( who, in undertaking some research, ran across the following profile of Henry O. Studley in a local newspaper. While some of the minor facts of the piece are at odds with … Continue reading

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Roman Workbenches on ‘The Woodwright’s Shop’

You can now watch the episode of Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop” where I discuss the two Roman workbenches I built this summer. Here’s the link to the episode. Yes, I know the text says I’m blacksmith Peter Ross. I’m … Continue reading

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The Storefront will be Open this Saturday

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10. Feel free to stop by to take a look at the books, check out our two Roman workbenches or just ask woodworking … Continue reading

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Psst – The Anarchist’s Gift Guide is Live

If family members are pestering you for suggestions of things they should get you for Christmas, it’s difficult to say you really want a $15,000 wide-belt Timesaver. But if you don’t speak up, you’re gonna get a necktie or worse. … Continue reading

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Yes, We Still Have Stickers

My daughter Maddy has been stuffing envelopes this afternoon and reports she still has more than 300 sticker sets left. So don’t worry about us running out. Several customers have included notes that say: If you are out of stickers, … Continue reading

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Sticker Madness (and an FAQ)

My oldest daughter, Maddy, processed her first batch of stickers last night and braved the rain to drop them off at the closest mailbox. First off, she thanks all of you for spelling her name correctly (Maddy with a “y”). … Continue reading

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