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Chair-a-thon This Weekend

Chris and I have been as busy as Santa’s elves over the past few months, building all manner of chairs. A month or two ago, faced with the dilemma of wanting to build more chairs but already having a through-the-roof … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Dang Shirt (or get it Forwarded)

We get asked on an almost-daily basis why we don’t ship things overseas. The answer is: We do. We ship our books to our international vendors so they can sell them to customers with a reasonable shipping cost. But what … Continue reading

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Anarchist’s Gift Guide Supplement No. 2: IKEA Tapes

Today I had to return to IKEA to buy some sheepskins to outfit the stick chairs I’m building, and I was stopped cold by one of the company’s displays. It was a bunch of 36” plastic flexible tapes, offered for … Continue reading

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Custom Cabinetry, Part 1

Originally posted on Making Things Work:
(Source: https://www.groovebags.com/products/custom-dog-socks) The word “custom” gets stuck on virtually anything these days, often as little more than a marketing device. Sometimes it means personalized, as with the socks in the illustration above; sometimes it’s…

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Lost Art Press on ‘The Highland Woodworker’

  Charles Brock and Stephen Price from “The Highland Woodworker” stopped by recently to film a segment on Lost Art Press and our storefront. That day, Brendan Gaffney was teaching a class on building a sector, and Megan Fitzpatrick was … Continue reading

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This Saturday: The Chair Show at Lost Art Press

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open this Saturday (Nov. 10) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with our full array of books available to purchase, including our newest title “The Intelligent Hand.” In addition to that, Brendan and … Continue reading

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Book report: Working Reclaimed Wood, by Yoav Liberman

Yoav Liberman first came to my attention at Woodworking in America in the fall of 2016. We met in the trade show hall and quickly fell into a discussion about reality versus fantasy when it comes to making furniture for … Continue reading

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