Category Archives: Chairmaker’s Notebook

Meet the Author: Peter Galbert

  Peter Galbert, author of “Chairmaker’s Notebook,” is widely considered to be one of the finest chairmakers alive today. He’s also a sculptor and painter. And teacher. And writer. He’s an inventor of clever chairmaking tools, which have propelled several … 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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A Correction to ‘Chairmaker’s Notebook’

This week we are sending “Chairmaker’s Notebook” by Peter Galbert out for a second printing. Most of the changes made for the second printing are technical in nature – we adjusted the histogram of several of Peter’s hand-drawn images to … Continue reading

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Carve the Seat

This is an excerpt from “Chairmaker’s Notebook” written and illustrated by Peter Galbert.  When I set out to make my first chair, there were parts of the process that I did not even know existed. But there was one part … Continue reading

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Less English; More Welsh

This week I’m assembling two Welsh stick chairs that are based on examples from several sources, including John Brown and Don Weber. I’ve made this sort of chair about a dozen times, and every time I build it I stray … Continue reading

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Turning: From Rough to Finish

This is an excerpt from “Chairmaker’s Notebook” written and illustrated by Peter Galbert.  The association between lathe turning and Windsors runs deep. When describing a Windsor chair to someone, the “ornately turned legs” often pinpoints the style in their mind. … Continue reading

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Milk Paint – Advice and a Mad Chef

In addition to the Milk Paint appendix in the “The Anarchist’s Design Book” there are a few more resources that the new milk painter might find useful: Chapter 25 on Finishing in “Chairmaker’s Notebook” by Peter Galbert, available from Lost … Continue reading

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