Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Soft Wax for Sale (Might be the Last for a While)

Somehow amongst all the chaos of moving, my daughter Katherine managed to make a good-sized batch of soft wax. You can now pick up a jar from her etsy store. This might be the last batch for a while. We … Continue reading

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New Chapter: Staked Low Stool

We sold out of copies of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” this week, so the pressure is on to complete the expanded edition as soon as possible. To that end, I have just completed the first draft of the chapter on … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Stream Videos from the Shop

Pretty much every time we announce an event here at the storefront, people request that we stream it live on the web or create a video we can post on the blog or YouTube. We don’t do this for a … Continue reading

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New Core77 Column: How I Design Stuff

I don’t have a lick of formal training in furniture or industrial design (my only design schooling was in graphic design). And yet, after reading the book “The Old Way of Seeing” by Jonathan Hale in the 1990s, I decided … Continue reading

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Storefront Open this Saturday (With a Free Scraping Lecture)

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and I’ll give a free demonstration on scraping at 2 p.m. that day. The lecture will cover: Understanding scraping. How and why … Continue reading

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Farewell to this Workshop

Last night I swept out my shop in Fort Mitchell, rescued a few boards of old-growth yellow pine I’d forgotten about and took out the trash for the last time. I built the shop 18 years ago, when Lucy was … Continue reading

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To Train the Bear to Not Get Up

Last weekend I attended a fantastic Society of American Period Furniture Makers mid-year meeting and had two shocking thoughts. Until Elia Bizzari showed up, I was one of the youngest guys in the room. And I’m a codgery 51 years … Continue reading

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