Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

‘Welsh Stick Chairs’ Available in the U.K.

You can now order the Lost Art Press version of “Welsh Stick Chairs” in the U.K. and Europe through Classic Hand Tools in Suffolk. Classic Hand Tools is currently taking pre-orders and will ship those out when the books arrive … Continue reading

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Clean & True Critical Surfaces of a Jack Plane: Part 2

My normal schtick on fixing up an old jack plane goes something like this: Me (showing a jack plane to someone across the room): “Hey, does this sole look flat to you?” Student: “Uh, I guess so?” Me: “Then it’s … Continue reading

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More Classes – Here & Abroad

All my classes at the Covington, Ky., storefront are full (I highly recommend you join the waitlist here – people’s lives can change dramatically in a moment). But I now have classes in Germany and Florida that have opened their … Continue reading

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Chairs (Surprise) at the National Museum of Ireland

Today began with a jolt. After a long morning at the Cliffs of Moher, Lucy and I hopped in our rental car to head to Dublin. But first we had to face Corkscrew Hill. Just as I finished the last … Continue reading

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And Here Come the Irish Chairs

After years of studying Welsh chairs, my mind turned to the map. Wales has a long history that is intertwined with its neighbors – for better or for worse. Could there be similar chairs built in Scotland, Devon, Cornwall and … Continue reading

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A Visit to Tim Bowen Antiques in Wales

One of the unexpected treats of visiting Wales this month was getting to visit the shop of Tim Bowen, an antiques dealer in Ferryside who specializes in vernacular furniture from Wales and the rest of Britain. If you like Welsh … Continue reading

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The Orkney Chair at the V&A Museum

One of the many vernacular furniture forms I’m fascinated with is the Orkney chair, which combines joined pieces of wood (sometimes driftwood) plus woven straw for the back. The chair saw great commercial success starting in the late 19th century … Continue reading

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