Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

This Saturday: Roy Underhill at the Lost Art Press Storefront

We are honored and thrilled to welcome Roy Underhill to the Lost Art Press storefront on Saturday where he will sign books and willingly accept your adoration. As you know, Roy is the host of “The Woodwright’s Shop” and runs … Continue reading

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In Praise of Kentucky-style Furniture

I first encountered Kentucky-style furniture when I visited the workshop of Warren May of Berea, Ky., in the early 2000s. While working with Warren on an article for Popular Woodworking Magazine, he invited me to his barn to see his … Continue reading

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Lump Hammers are SOLD OUT

I just dropped off another big load of lump hammers at our warehouse and they are ready to ship – $85 plus domestic shipping. Click here to order. SORRY. We sold out in two hours. These hammers might sell out … Continue reading

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Another Greenville

This week I returned to Greenville, S.C., where I had my first job at The Greenville News from 1990 to 1992. To be honest, I barely recognized the place, which has grown from a sleepy burg with a deserted downtown … Continue reading

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New Column About Pricing your Work at Core 77

Core77 has just published my latest column, which discusses when you should publicly disclose your prices and when you shouldn’t. You can read it – for free – via this link. I have been wrestling with this problem since the … Continue reading

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Why Our Holdfasts are Different

I like to think of our holdfasts as a “course correction” for this form of tool. During the last 25 years, holdfasts (when you could find them) became lighter, shorter and shrank in diameter. Other makers made them look quite … Continue reading

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As the wet oak is rived, I can smell my daddy’s neck. There was no other neck. Time and time again he would come upstairs out of the basement or come inside from the back yard with wood shavings (most … Continue reading

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