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Drawer Making

This is an excerpt from “The Essential Woodworker” by Robert Wearing. A well-fitting drawer can be likened to a piston working in a cylinder. For a drawer to fit well, not only is it important that the drawer itself is absolutely accurate … Continue reading

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Update: ‘Roubo on Furniture’

That deep exhaling noise you just heard is probably coming from Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. Today we finished initial production of the long-awaited “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture.” Weighing in at 470 pages, this book represents … Continue reading

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Does This Entasis Make me Look Fat?

Well no, dear, the curvaceous tapering just makes you look muscular. Or maybe it’s just an optical illusion. Or maybe the builders knew that the swelling, though slight, imparted a bit more strength to the column. But let’s not get … Continue reading

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Lost Art Press Storefront Open Saturday

Just a quick reminder that we will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to sell books and talk woodworking at our headquarters: 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky. We have our full line of books here, plus … Continue reading

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Wooden Plates our Forefathers Used

GOLD and silver; earthenware, pewter and china, have, in different times and under different circumstances been used for plates. Our own forefathers relied on wood. From the earliest times to days well within living memory the wooden platter, the bowl, … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Peter Galbert

  Peter Galbert, author of “Chairmaker’s Notebook,” is widely considered to be one of the finest chairmakers alive today. He’s also a sculptor and painter. And teacher. And writer. He’s an inventor of clever chairmaking tools, which have propelled several … Continue reading

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Monday: New Series on Lost Art Press Authors

Every month we get queries from people who want to write a book for us. And every month I send each of them a nice rejection letter. We simply don’t choose authors that way. Every Lost Art Press book begins … Continue reading

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