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Get On Your Bike

Job Centres were government-operated employment agencies intended to help people find gainful work instead of spending their days watching telly while sponging off the dole. At least, such was the image of their unemployed compatriots entertained by many supporters of … Continue reading

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We Are Open this Saturday (Sharpenday)

The Lost Art Press storefront will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday with lots to do and see. In addition to giving free sharpening lessons, we have: Eight blemished Crucible dividers at half price ($90, cash only) … Continue reading

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Want to Pick Up Your Deluxe Book on Saturday? Here’s How

For those customers who pre-ordered a copy of deluxe “Roubo on Furniture Making” and want to pick up their copy at our Covington, Ky., storefront on Saturday, here’s how. Send an email to with the subject line of “Deluxe … Continue reading

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Blemished Books & Tools: Why We Don’t Sell Them on the Website

We have been flooded with requests for us to sell our blemished tools and books on our website. There are many reasons we don’t do this – and don’t plan to. Here is a short explanation. With these products, we … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods in July

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. –Dorothy The three of you who pay close attention to my ramblings may recall that a couple of months ago, I wrote about the origin of the name sycamore, applied to … Continue reading

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Sept. 9 at Our Storefront: ‘Sharpenday’

Next Saturday, Sept. 9, is our regularly scheduled open day for Lost Art Press. We’ll have our complete line of books plus a good number of slightly damaged books at 50 percent of retail (cash only). And T-shirts. Coffee. Stickers. … Continue reading

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Uncommon Chairs

This past weekend I had the good fortune to accompany Roy Underhill and Peter Ross on a visit to a chair exhibit at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern, N.C. It is a collection of 75 turned “common” … Continue reading

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