Click here to see the current classes we offer.
Search this Blog
My Personal Site & Gallery
LostArtPress on InstagramOne measure that provides a good indication of the lifespan of a tree species is the “root-to-shoot” ratio of seedling trees. Most trees have a root-to-shoot ratio of less than one, i.e., where the total mass of the seedling tree is 100 percent, then the mass of the roots will comprise less than 50 percent of the total – there are more shoots above ground than there are roots underground. The ratio of root-to-shoot of most oak seedlings ranges between four and six, i.e., between 17 percent and 25 percent of the seedling mass is above ground and between 75 percent and 83 percent is underground. Some oaks have a quite staggering ratio of one part above ground to 10 parts, or more, below. This makes the root systems of oaks quite exceptional in comparison to many other tree species, even those grown in similar geographical locations. — from “Cut & Dried: A Woodworker’s Guide to Timber Technology” by Richard Jones #cut_and_driedMullet. When a frame is being grooved for a panel, either by plough, router, circular saw or spindle moulder, it is advisable to groove an off-cut of hardwood with the same setting. This is a mullet. When the panels are being fielded this is used to test the edge thickness. It can be easily slid the length of the panel and is more convenient than using a frame member. — from “The Solution at Hand” by Robert Wearing #The_Solution_at_HandI think we are building 17 chairs this week @marcadamsschoolofwoodworking. At any other school I’d be browning my trousers at the thought of 17 students in a chair class. But not here. The staff and facility make it as easy as teaching one student.
- Unexpected Question blog.lostartpress.com/2019/09/14/une… https://t.co/xeG88KNima 10 hours ago
- Order, order! blog.lostartpress.com/2019/09/14/ord… https://t.co/EbTnislHea 13 hours ago
- Sometimes You Have to Say it blog.lostartpress.com/2019/09/13/som… https://t.co/QzL68ZF3Wa 1 day ago
Category Archives: Downloads
I’ve prepared a 56-page excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” that you can download and (I hope) enjoy. The excerpt includes Peter Follansbee’s introduction to the book, plus a section on axes and a chapter on making containers from multiple boards … Continue reading
I adore my Millers Falls mitre box, and I’ve been bemused by a recent backlash against mitre boxes, which ruled the American worksite and garage during the first half of the 20th century. The argument against a mitre box is … Continue reading
Several readers have reported some difficulty in manually adding pdfs of our books to their iPads. Here is a short tutorial on several ways to do it. As always, technology changes so fast that we recommend searching the web for … Continue reading
Whenever I have to wait in a doctor’s office, I don’t mess around with their pile of last year’s Time magazines. I bring my own really old magazines – and this week it was issues of The Woodworker from 1916. … Continue reading
The lessons inside “By Hand & Eye” cannot be learned by reading alone, any more than you can learn to cut dovetails from a book. You must put pencil to paper so the book’s ideas about proportion will become physical … Continue reading
J. Norman Reid of Wood News Online reviewed Roy Underhill’s “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker! – A Novel with Measured Drawings” for the most recent issue. Here’s a short excerpt: “Fun, fast-moving and filled with vivid though sometimes arcane period details … Continue reading
Shawn Graham needs to decorate the walls of his woodworking school, Wortheffort in Austin, Texas. So I cleaned the scanner of drool after dealing with the cover for “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” and have four new posters for you. These … Continue reading