Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

In Which You are an Indiscriminate Sponge

In “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” I tried to show how woodworking journalists are treated like geese being prepared for foie gras. During my 15-year tenure I was force-fed tools, jigs and meaningless innovations (see also Bench Cookies) to fill the … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Let Me Be Understood

Handworks 2017 was a blur of faces, handshakes and hugs with people I haven’t seen in ages. It also was a chance to meet a new crop of hard-core woodworkers, people in their 20s who are determined and talented – … Continue reading

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New Prints of Expansive Bits

Editor’s Note: Briony Morrow-Cribbs, who illustrated “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” has just completed a run of 50 letterpress prints on the evolution of the expansive bit for a client. As part of the process, she has 50 prints to sell. … Continue reading

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Get Your RAM for Ramadan!

Want to ruin a secular or religious day of observance? Have a sale to celebrate it. At my last job, the Internet marketing lickspittles took every opportunity to inject commerce into something otherwise beautiful, grave or important. A few of … Continue reading

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Last Call: ‘Roman Workbenches’ Letterpress Edition

We’ve just put up for sale the final 150 copies of “Roman Workbenches” in letterpress. This is the last time you’ll see them on our site. We’re not reprinting the letterpress book. The book is available to both domestic and … Continue reading

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Crucible Design Curves Now Available

You can now purchase a set of Crucible Design Curves in our online store at The set of three curves costs $37, and that price includes shipping in the United States. These curves are laser cut at Grainwell, which … Continue reading

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Now in Store: H.O. Studley Posters

You can now purchase our poster of the H.O. Studley tool cabinet for $20. That price includes shipping anywhere in the United States and Canada. Our poster features an image of the cabinet taken by Narayan Nayar, the photographer for … Continue reading

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