Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

A Journey to Wales, Part 2

I’ve known Chris Williams for a few years, and I now feel we are destined to have our lives intertwined for the rest of my days. There simply isn’t anyone else who thinks about chairs in the the way I … Continue reading

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A Journey to Wales, Part 1

I’m sitting at Pantry Fields, the homestead where John Brown wrote “Welsh Stick Chairs,” in a massive chair that was built by John Brown. And I’m surrounded by JB’s family and friends, who generously allowed me into their world on … Continue reading

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May 2019: Chris Williams’ Welsh Stick Chair Class

I am particularly pleased to tell you that Chris Williams will travel from Wales to the Lost Art Press storefront in Covington, Ky., on May 20-24, 2019, to teach his class on building Welsh stick chairs. Chris worked with John … Continue reading

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Another New Chapter: The Boarded Settle Chair

I’ve just finished up designing the third new chapter for the expansion of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” on the boarded settle chair. (What is the deal with this expansion? Here’s an FAQ.) Thanks to all the odd angles, this boarded … Continue reading

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In the Works: September 2018 Edition

We are asked regularly by customers and retailers about the status of upcoming books and other projects at Lost Art Press. I sometimes hesitate to talk too much about upcoming projects – or put a release date to them – … Continue reading

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‘Enslaved to Line & Level’

In some old images of staked stools and chairs, you’ll find the legs and other components are a bit curved. Sometimes this is the result of the “hedge carpenter” using a curved branch scavenged from the woods. Or from using … Continue reading

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Lump Hammers in Stock

Lump hammers are back in stock at Crucible Tool. They are $85 plus shipping. Friendly reminder: If you have a question about Crucible, please send it to

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