Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Back in Stock: ‘The Solution at Hand’ and ‘With the Grain’

Quick note: We have replenished our inventory of Robert Wearing’s “The Solution at Hand” and Christian Becksvoort’s “With the Grain.” Both are now available in our online store and will soon be available again through our retailers. “The Solution at … Continue reading

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Can You Explain Why a Board Twists?

Today I was working on the layout for “Honest Labour” and had to revisit the 1936 volume of The Woodworker magazines. I stumbled on this delightful and ingenious way to explain and demonstrate how wood twists as it dries. Read … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: ‘Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown’

After more than four years of work, we are completing work on our latest book called “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams. It will be available for pre-publication ordering next week. The book’s title of … Continue reading

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Back In Stock: Chore Coats and ‘Roubo on Furniture’

We’ve restocked on our Cincinnati-made chore coats. As of this moment, we have plenty of every size except Large. We’re working with our stitcher, Sew Valley, to restock the Large size and build up inventory on all of our sizes. … Continue reading

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A Visit to Cable Street

Editor’s note: When we published David Savage’s “The Intelligent Hand” we were under a cancer-imposed deadline to finish the book, and so some aspects of the production got shorter shrift than I like. One part was this section on the … Continue reading

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The Green Gibson: Almost There

Nearly everyone who has visited the workshop has commented on how I should change these Gibson chairs to make them more contemporary – or to alter them using my own design language. Chamfer the underside of the seat. Add bevels … Continue reading

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We’re Closed Until June 13

This is a quick reminder that the storefront is closed today – our next open day will be June 13. We’ll be using today to catch up on publishing projects and commission work (I have to build a crate to … Continue reading

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