Author Archives: Lost Art Press

About Lost Art Press

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

Wooden Plates our Forefathers Used

GOLD and silver; earthenware, pewter and china, have, in different times and under different circumstances been used for plates. Our own forefathers relied on wood. From the earliest times to days well within living memory the wooden platter, the bowl, … Continue reading

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Monday: New Series on Lost Art Press Authors

Every month we get queries from people who want to write a book for us. And every month I send each of them a nice rejection letter. We simply don’t choose authors that way. Every Lost Art Press book begins … Continue reading

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Machines in the Workshop, Part 6

Part 1 is here Part 2 is here Part 3 is here Part 4 is here Part 5 is here MACHINIST: Well, I assume that you generally make small things. If ever you decide, say, to panel one of your … Continue reading

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Machines in the Workshop, Part 5

Part 1 is here Part 2 is here Part 3 is here Part 4 is here HANDWORKER: Are we not approaching the matter from different angles? You regard the operation as nothing more than a means to an end. I … Continue reading

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New Stickers – and a New Way to Order Them

Maddy has sold out of her first run of stickers, and we have three new designs that we are offering to everyone worldwide. These die-cut vinyl stickers are made in the United States and are strong enough that you can … Continue reading

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Machines in the Workshop, Part 4

Part 1 is here Part 2 is herePart 3 is here MACHINIST: I often wonder why such a fetish is made of sheer hard work. After all, the operation is merely a means to an end. A man wants, say, … Continue reading

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The Reasonable Dictators

The first urge I ever felt to be a manager was at my first newspaper job in South Carolina. My desk was in the center of the newsroom and faced the glass-fronted offices of three people: the managing editor, the … Continue reading

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