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LostArtPress on InstagramTall Clocks. 81-1/2" H x 15 -3/8” W x 8-3/4" D (207cm x 39.1cm x 22.2cm). One of my favorite pieces, this clock design is attributed to Benjamin Youngs, Sr., of Watervliet, N.Y. It’s austere, yet elegant; the only adornment is the quarter-round moulding top and bottom, and the cove that supports the bonnet. The original is pine, with a mahogany stain. I usually make this clock in cherry, but it also looks stunning completely ebonized. Dennis Griggs photo. — from “Shaker Inspiration” by Christian Becksvoort. #Shaker_InspirationHey chair nerds. We’ve opened up sales of our Edwin Skulls chair poster. We have only 500 so get them while you can. Price $18 (which includes domestic shipping). These also will be sold through @classic_hand_tools in the UK.Apologies for the non-woodworking content. But there’s no way Lost Art Press would exist if it weren’t for this day 30 years ago. That’s when Lucy May @crazycatandhippolady and I went on our first date. She asked me out to see the movie “Rollerball.” (I would have never asked her out as she was – and still is – better than I deserve.) Within six months of that date, we were living together. And within three years we were married (I’m no fool) and on this big adventure. More than anyone in my life, Lucy has encouraged me to let my wilder instincts free. Despite the risks, she said “yes” when I wanted to start The Kentucky Gazette. (It failed.) Even more significant, she said “yes” again when I wanted to leave a great job to start Lost Art Press. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me, and I love her madly.
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Category Archives: Campaign Furniture
This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz. As the British military was forced to become more responsive and quick at the end of the Victorian era, traditional and bulky items were traded for furniture that was lightweight and compact. … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz. One of the more common pieces of campaign furniture is the simple trunk, sometimes also called a “strong chest,” “traveling chest” or “barracks chest.” The one shown in this chapter, … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz. Bookshelves that fold at or disassemble are common items among surviving pieces of campaign furniture. These ingenious units were generally pretty small. After all, it’s not as if you were … Continue reading
Happy Monday! (Editor’s note: She wrote this on Monday; I was lax in getting it posted.) Hopefully everyone has recovered from Woodworking in America (or has stopped scouring Instagram for the most recent updates like I was) and is ready … Continue reading
Good Morning and Happy Monday! It’s that time of the week for a forum update. Remember, if you have a question about our products, procedures in our books or anything related to Lost Art Press, the fastest way to get an … Continue reading
An eagle-eyed reader spotted this photo at the National Portrait Gallery in London – Sir Winston Churchill in 1944 in North Africa with Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (sorry, had to include the … Continue reading
Indexer Suzanne Ellison was browsing this week through the 1570 “Opera di M. Bartolomeo Scappi,” a huge six-part book documenting the recipes Scappi cooked for cardinals and popes. And she turned up these interesting plates featuring some early furniture forms … Continue reading