Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Lost Art Press is Open This Weekend

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and we welcome your questions, gripes and general company. The special 2 p.m. lecture on Saturday will be on my favorite stick chairs from all … Continue reading

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Hand-forged Adze from Matty Sears

When I first learned to saddle seats in 2003, it was with a gutter adze. I stood on the chair seat and swung the tool between my legs. I never developed a knack for the gutter adze, unlike the scorp … Continue reading

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New Core77 Column: The Sidewalk is Your Design Homework

Those of you who have read my peckings for a while know my deep interest in architecture. And if you’ve read any of George Walker and Jim Tolpin’s books on design, you know that (most) furniture design springs from architecture. … Continue reading

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Cover Logo for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

Megan Fitzpatrick has finished up her edit of the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and is now sitting 6’ away making her corrections to the book’s layout files. Briony is working on the new images, and I have … Continue reading

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Free Oct. 12 Lecture: My Favorite Stick Chairs

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open – as per usual – on Oct. 12, and the topic of the day’s free lecture will be a (hopefully inspirational) look at my favorite stick chairs – and not just Welsh … Continue reading

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Furniture for Losers

In our competitive society, the winners get to name the things. This is true with battles, large social movements and even furniture styles. I think there is value in trying to think of these issues from the perspective of others … Continue reading

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Really Good Tools (as Rated by the Haters)

During my 23 years of working in group shops, I’ve seen a lot of oddball behavior. Most of it is run-of-the-mill laziness – never emptying the dust collector, putting your rotting food waste in the bench room garbage cans and … Continue reading

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