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Caption Challenge – Valentine’s Version Winner

Congratulations to Roger Dold, Valentine’s poet, and winner of a Lost Art Press T-shirt of his choice. Roger’s entry is frame-sawed below. Roger did not give a title to his work, so I offer (from Twelfth Night) “Love sought is … Continue reading

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‘A Cure for Stress,’ by John Brown

The following is excerpted from “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams – the first biography of one of the most influential chairmakers and writers of the 20th century: Welshman John Brown. Author Chris Williams spent … Continue reading

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Commonplace Chairs

People – both woodworkers and the less handy – often ask me what kind of chairs I build. Lately I’ve been calling them “commonplace chairs” instead of diving into an eye-glazing lecture on the British Isles, vernacular furniture and John … Continue reading

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Second-half 2020 Classes at the Storefront

When we said we were going to offer fewer woodworking classes at the Lost Art Press storefront, we meant it…yet we nonetheless have a fair number on offer for the second half of 2020 (plus we’ve added one in June). … Continue reading

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Sweat the Big Stuff

Sincere thanks to all who took the time to write and submit stories for the True Tales of Woodworking Contest held by Lost Art Press to celebrate the publication of their new edition of “Making Things Work: Tales of a … Continue reading

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Caption Challenge – Valentine’s Version

Calling all witty and wise-crackin’ woodworkers! It’s time for a new Caption Challenge. This challenge will run until midnight Monday, Feb. 17 EDT. Chris Schwarz will send the winner a prize (Editor’s note: It’s a T-shirt of your choosing). The … Continue reading

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Reader Questions: Benchtops, Trestle Tables and West Coast Lumber

Sweet jiminy I don’t need any more mail, tasks or obligations. If you have a woodworking question, you can usually find answers by using the search box on the right-hand sidebar. If you have a question about your order or … Continue reading

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