Category Archives: Personal Favorites

About the New Lost Art Press Logo

When John and I started this company in 2007, we each contributed about $1,500 to build our website and purchase the first press run of “The Art of Joinery.” So when it came to designing a logo, we had exactly … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Buy Rivierre Nails

Lie-Nielsen’s shipment of Rivierre die-forged nails have arrived in Maine and the company has started to sell the nails on its website here. I ordered one box of each size and style to take a look at the blued finish … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen to Start Selling Rivierre Forged Nails

Getting inexpensive and effective die-forged nails is about to become a lot easier in North America. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks will start carrying a selection of Rivierre nails within the next few weeks, says Deneb Puchalski at Lie-Nielsen. The shipment is on … Continue reading

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Cut the Cord, Part 2

Three things I avoid: debt, overhead and employees. That’s the mantra Lucy, John and I follow. And I probably should just end this blog entry right there. The practical side of running a small business like Lost Art Press plus … Continue reading

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Cut the Cord, Part 1

During the last five years, a lot of students, readers and friends have asked for advice on how to leave the corporate world – and avoid starvation in the process. When I get asked this question, I take a deep … Continue reading

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If We Sacrifice Trees, then Who is the God?

Working with wood has always seemed like it’s something more than just refashioning dead vegetable matter into useful items. Unlike metal, wood has a way of reminding us of the time it took for every stick to grow. Pick up … Continue reading

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Soft Wax from the Anarchist’s Daughter

My daughter Katy has an entrepreneurial spirit that is similar to when I started selling “bark jewelry” to neighborhood kids at age 10. Unlike me, Katy is committed to making something useful. During the last few months, Katy and I … Continue reading

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