Lost Art Press

  • by fitz
    Just a reminder that as of 10 a.m. today, the classes at the Lost Art Press storefront for the second half of 2020 are open for registration. You can learn how to build one (or more!) of several chairs, two … Continue reading →
  • by saucyindexer
    Congratulations to Roger Dold, Valentine’s poet, and winner of a Lost Art Press T-shirt of his choice. Roger’s entry is frame-sawed below. Roger did not give a title to his work, so I offer (from Twelfth Night) “Love sought is … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    The following is excerpted from “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams – the first biography of one of the most influential chairmakers and writers of the 20th century: Welshman John Brown. Author Chris Williams spent … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    People – both woodworkers and the less handy – often ask me what kind of chairs I build. Lately I’ve been calling them “commonplace chairs” instead of diving into an eye-glazing lecture on the British Isles, vernacular furniture and John … Continue reading →
  • by fitz
    When we said we were going to offer fewer woodworking classes at the Lost Art Press storefront, we meant it…yet we nonetheless have a fair number on offer for the second half of 2020 (plus we’ve added one in June). … Continue reading →
  • by nrhiller
    Sincere thanks to all who took the time to write and submit stories for the True Tales of Woodworking Contest held by Lost Art Press to celebrate the publication of their new edition of “Making Things Work: Tales of a … Continue reading →
  • by saucyindexer
    Calling all witty and wise-crackin’ woodworkers! It’s time for a new Caption Challenge. This challenge will run until midnight Monday, Feb. 17 EDT. Chris Schwarz will send the winner a prize (Editor’s note: It’s a T-shirt of your choosing). The … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    Sweet jiminy I don’t need any more mail, tasks or obligations. If you have a woodworking question, you can usually find answers by using the search box on the right-hand sidebar. If you have a question about your order or … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    This week, we are finishing the layout of our latest book, “Honest Labour,” which is a collection of essays from The Woodworker magazine while Charles H. Hayward was editor (1939-1967). This book will be the fifth and final volume in … Continue reading →
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    We use acid brushes to apply glue in our shop, but we tune up the brushes before using them. Straight from the store, the bristles are too long and wide. When they get wet with glue, they act like a … Continue reading →