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‘The Intelligent Hand’ Now Shipping

Today I received my copies of David Savage’s “The Intelligent Hand,” and I was so relieved I thought I might cry. This has been one of the most emotional projects I’ve worked on. Apologies for discarding the veneer of normal … Continue reading

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New in Store: ‘Shaker Inspiration’ by Christian Becksvoort

Christian Becksvoort’s new book “Shaker Inspiration: Five Decades of Fine Craftsmanship” is now available for pre-publication ordering. The book is $43 and will ship in November 2018. All customers who order the book before it ships will receive a free … Continue reading

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The Storefront is Open Today

I’m still in Germany, but Brendan Gaffney and Megan Fitzpatrick will open the Lost Art Press storefront to the public today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is located at 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky. We’ll have … Continue reading

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Class Registration Now Live

Registration is now open for the following first-half 2019 Lost Art Press classes (do sign up for the waitlists if you don’t immediately make it in): • Staked High Stool with Christopher Schwarz, Jan. 19 & 20 • Anarchist’s Tool … Continue reading

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The Adventure of Living

“Persistence and the courage that goes with persistence are needed, but as the work grows so does the interest. We end by finding ourselves entering upon a new and most illuminating heritage, illuminating because only by the intent, patient work … Continue reading

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A Journey to Wales, Part 5, Enter the Hexagon

I’ve always used octagonal legs on my stick chairs because the geometry makes sense to my modern head. Cut the four-sided leg from a plank. Then plane down the four corners to create an octagon. But when you study old … Continue reading

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A Journey to Wales, Part 4: Chair 024

Though I’ve been happily married for 25 years, I’ve had a number of intense love affairs – the kind that make you want to write bad poetry and buy good lumber. These affairs are, of course, with pieces of furniture … Continue reading

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