Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Quick Update on Books & Prints

When the messages to help@lostartpress.com start to get a little on the “Where’s my book you Nigerian scammer?” side, it’s time to do an update on the blog. Roman Workbenches The plan was to mail this book in early April. … Continue reading

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Jonathan Fisher: Above the Fatigues of Earth

When I sent the first draft of the Jonathan Fisher manuscript to Chris a couple weeks ago, it was an incredible relief. It felt surreal to click “send” on that email after four long years of digging into this man’s … Continue reading

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I am a Welshman

“I am a Welshman, and I am influenced in the chairs I make, or some of them, by old Welsh chairs. Irish chairs are as different as is possible, so are Scottish chairs. Brittany is Celtic. The people of Brittany, … Continue reading

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‘Anarchist’s Tool Chest’ Back in Black

We’ve just ordered our ninth (!!) printing of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” and will return to the black cloth cover. The red cover was a one-time thing for the fifth anniversary of the book’s release. It might also please/vex you … Continue reading

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Download Plans for the Staked High Stool

Several people have asked to purchase plans for the staked high stool design I’ve been refining for the expanded “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” My answer: No, I won’t sell you the plans, but you can have them for nothing. Here … Continue reading

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In the Works: ‘Honest Labour’ by Charles H. Hayward

One of the great joys in creating “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” was reading Hayward’s “Chips from the Chisel” column in every issue during its 30-year run. The column was a remarkable insight to the way Hayward viewed … Continue reading

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The Return of the ‘Baby Anarchist’ Class

Mike Siemsen at the Mike Siemsen School of Woodworking is now accepting students for his third Hand Tool Immersion class on May 29 through June 5 at his shop in Chisago City, Minn. This low-cost, all-in, communal-cooking experience is designed … Continue reading

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