Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Registration for Welsh Stick Chair With Chris Williams

You can now register for the chairbuilding class with Chris Williams via this link. Note: Registering for the class or the waiting list is free – they won’t ask you for a credit card to register. After the dust settles, … Continue reading

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Using French Curves

This morning I posted an entry on our Crucible Tool site about how to use the continuously changing radius on French Curves to join three points. This is a huge help when creating irregular or organic shapes. Read the entry … Continue reading

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Sharpening Dividers

Today Raney and I shot this short video on how to sharpen dividers with an all-purpose tip. These instructions work with any dividers, including our own. Next up: How to modify the tips to do interesting things. — Christopher Schwarz

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The Lost Art Press Horse Garage

Once you grab a sledgehammer, it’s hard to put it down. What began as a mild demolition of the interior of the Horse Garage at our storefront blossomed/became infected. Now I am neck-deep in a major construction project that requires … Continue reading

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I am a Tool Abuser

And I do it for you. Details on the Crucible blog here. — Christopher Schwarz

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This Weekend: Don Williams at our Storefront

Here’s a last-minute surprise: Don Williams will be at our storefront this Saturday (Oct. 14) to sign books and talk about all things A.J. Roubo, H.O. Studley and historical finishing. If you’d like to chat with Don and ask him … Continue reading

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A Holdfast Rant

This evening I posted a rant at Crucible Tool about our holdfasts. I’m not very good at rants and need to take some lessons from Raney. Still, here is is. — Christopher Schwarz

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