Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Shaker Firewood Box: Simple & Sweet

As a furniture maker, visiting museums is important. But what is more important is visiting those same museums again and again. Every year you are a different person, and the same pieces of furniture will look new and different to … Continue reading

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This Friday: Crucible Dividers

At noon EST on Friday, Oct. 14, we will put the first batch of dividers up for sale on the Crucible Tool website: We are now in continuous production and Raney Nelson has the mill humming at a fast … Continue reading

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Storefront Open this Saturday

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open this Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to sell books, holdfasts from Crucible Tool, T-shirts, posters and the like. The storefront is at 837 Willard St., Covington, Ky. 41011. … Continue reading

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Crucible Holdfast FAQ

During the last 20 years, most woodworkers have adopted 3/4″ as the standard size for holdfasts, bench dogs and other workbench accessories. So why the heck are we making holdfasts at Crucible Tool that have a 1″ shaft? Simply put: … Continue reading

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Meet Kara, the Newest Addition to Lost Art Press

Editor’s note: Last month we asked Kara Gebhart Uhl to help us with editorial tasks at Lost Art Press. During the last decade, John and I have taken on book projects that are more and more ambitious. And in the … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press Forum: The Experiment has Ended

When we launched the Lost Art Press forum last fall we decided to make it a one-year experiment. This week, John and I are touring a printing plant that we use for Lost Art Press and we had a frank … Continue reading

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Where Chair Comfort Comes From

Many woodworkers avoid chairmaking for the joinery, the angles, the special tools required or the materials (green, rived stock?). And when it comes to designing a chair, even experienced woodworkers are hesitant to give it a shot because they are … Continue reading

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