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Designing an Armbow

One of the parts of my next armchair that I’ve struggled with is the shape of the armbow. On my most recent chair, I used a maple arm that was cold-bend hardwood. It’s a sleek look, but I decided that … Continue reading

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Open Day This Saturday (July 14)

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this coming Saturday. While Megan Fitzpatrick will be gorging herself on lobster and Downeast Cider, Brendan Gaffney and I will be working dutifully … Continue reading

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Trestle Tables in Ohio Coming Up

2018 has been a busy year so far. Teaching (and the traveling that goes with it), plus trying to work a regular job has kept me in almost constant motion. My next stop is in Bellbrook, Ohio, at Little Miami … Continue reading

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An Unusual Customer

Most of my commission work is surprisingly straightforward. People see something on my personal website (christophermschwarz.com) and say: Hey, I’d like you to build that again. I build it. And I ship it to them. Sometimes I get a request … Continue reading

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What Makes a Book ‘Well Made?’

On our website, John and I frequently discuss the mechanical aspects of our books. But sometimes I worry our technical jargon is lost on some. To help remedy that, here’s a short video on the mechanical aspects of our books. … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Mary May

Perhaps the best way to describe Mary May, author of “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” is to describe another woman – Grace. Grace began as an 8” x 10” x 21” block of mahogany, and emerged not with plan or intent, but … Continue reading

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Aug. 11: Book-release Party with Nancy Hiller (and a Pinata)

We adore Nancy Hiller’s new book “English Arts & Crafts Furniture,” even though we didn’t publish it. So we have gladly agreed to host a book-release party at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at our storefront in Covington, Ky. You can … Continue reading

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