Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

The Softer, Stranger Side of Schwarz

This week I’m the guest on a podcast that is less about woodworking and more about life in general. “A Life Well Designed” is a website, blog and podcast that are aimed at simply making your life better, saner and … Continue reading

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Raney Nelson, Crucible’s Machine Head

Crucible Tool simply wouldn’t exist without Raney Nelson. Raney, a planemaker and woodworker who works under the name Daed Toolworks outside Indianapolis, approached John and me last September about starting some sort of tool-making enterprise. After talking about it for … Continue reading

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Reminder: We Edit Roubo on Saturday

This Saturday we’ll be opening up the Lost Art Press storefront for business and for making a little bit of history. We are in the final throes of editing “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture” and are … Continue reading

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Free Videos for ‘The Joiner & Cabinet Maker’

The Packing Box from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo. When we published “The Joiner & Cabinet Maker” I had a large number of images that didn’t make it into the book for space reasons. So I put together three narrated slideshows … Continue reading

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A Personal Note About Crucible Tool

    I’ve been reviewing tools and machinery for 20 years now, both in Popular Woodworking Magazine and on my various blogs. But that long career of reviewing equipment ended in January of this year. When it became obvious that … Continue reading

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Coming Next Month: Crucible Tool

On Sept. 15, John Hoffman, Raney Nelson and I will launch Crucible Tool LLC, a woodworking tool manufacturing company that specializes in high-quality, domestically manufactured hand tools for building furniture. Our first tool will be a holdfast. The second tool … Continue reading

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A Well-oiled Roman

Today I finished up the first Roman workbench, which is about 18” high x 15” wide and 7’ long. After drilling all the holes in the benchtop (more on those in a moment) I added two coats of boiled linseed … Continue reading

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