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LostArtPress on InstagramI just finished this stick chair, which I’ll be exhibiting at Fine Woodworking Live (@finewoodworkingmagazine). The chair is inspired by Scottish Darvel chairs but brought forward 100 years or so. This chair is made from scraps of multiple species and painted with General Finishes (Not) Milk Paint in Coastal Blue.We are now selling laser-cut templates for the Staked Armchair in “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition.” The templates are made by @firstlightworks and greatly simplify making your first chair. U.K. customers can get them from @classic_hand_tools.I still have some lumps and low spots to level, but I’m close to the bottom.
- Popular Woodworking posted complete plans for my French tool rack today (from many years ago). popularwoodworking.com/projects/i-can… 1 day ago
- RT @jonwurster: Sometimes I wonder if we’re cutting off our nose to spider face. 2 days ago
- Commonplace Chairs blog.lostartpress.com/2020/02/15/com… https://t.co/ggZnQ72s4H 2 days ago
Category Archives: Roman Workbenches
One of the things we strive to do at Lost Art Press is give away as much information as we possibly can, whilst still eating, sheltering and being (you’re welcome) fully clothed. And so today we are offering my 2017 … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz. The first time I saw the bench in Peter Nicholson’s “Mechanic’s Companion” (1831), I thought: That’s not right – the benchtop has only a planing stop. There are no holes for holdfasts, dogs or other … Continue reading
This time last year Chris Schwarz and Narayan Nayar were in Naples, Italy. In between consuming vast quantities of pizza they made a visit to Pompeii to study and photograph a fresco depicting a Roman workbench (Daedalus and Queen Pasiphae … Continue reading
One of my peculiarities is that I try to complete the writing for a book before the close of the calendar year. I believe I’ve been doing this ever since writing “Campaign Furniture.” Maybe longer. This year is no different. … Continue reading
It’s been almost six months since my last haircut and three months since my last shave. This is not intentional. I simply don’t care what I look like or what others think of my visage (hey, a Fancy Lad term!). … Continue reading
Before heading out for Charleston, S.C., to visit my dad, I added a couple face vises to my circa 1505 Holy Roman Workbench. These vises have no screws and no real jaws. Instead they clamp the work with a wedge. … Continue reading