Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

The Unusual Face Vise of the Loffelholz Workbench

One of the odd things about the face vise I’m building into this Holy Roman Empire Bench is the twin-screw face vise. Unlike every other face vise I’ve seen in the wild, this one is inset into the benchtop instead … Continue reading

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Work Badly Made

“(W)ork badly made is always too expensive.” — A.-J. Roubo, “l’Art du menuisier” I’m finishing up the editing on “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture.” On Wednesday it goes back tot he translation team to review our … Continue reading

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Register for the Crucible Tool Launch Event

You can register to attend the Crucible Tool event at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 using this link. Please note that we can accommodate only 100 attendees because of fire codes. So don’t dally. — Christopher Schwarz

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Roman Workbench II: The Fall of the Machines

One of the interesting aspects of building this second Roman workbench has been how useless machines are to the process. The benchtop is too big for a jointer and planer – and too heavy to move without a crane. But … Continue reading

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A Thank You to the Roubo Editors

The vast majority of the headaches I’ve suffered in my life have been caused by one thing: editing. Though it might seem like fun – sitting down and reading hundreds of pages of writing about woodworking – I assure you … Continue reading

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Registration for the Crucible Tool Event Opens Monday

We will open registration for the Crucible Tool launch event at 9 a.m. (EST) Monday (Aug. 22). We can accommodate only 100 attendees at the event because of fire codes, so don’t dally if you want to attend. We’ll have … Continue reading

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Raney’s Take on Crucible’s Manufacturing

Raney Nelson, the denizen of the Crucible Lab, wrote an article on his blog about the manufacturing side of Crucible Tool and why it took a Haas CNC mill to get us started. Check it out here. — Christopher Schwarz

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