Lost Art Press

  • by nrhiller
    Originally posted on Making Things Work: This is the fifth in a series of posts related to the tales in Making Things Work. These posts are not excerpts from the book. This one relates most closely to the tale entitled…
  • by Lost Art Press
    One of the great advantages of working with riven material is that the grain direction of your boards becomes much less of a problem. With most riven pieces (that aren’t radically tapered), you can cut both ways on the piece … Continue reading →
  • by saucyindexer
    In “The Tate Gallery Illustrated Biennial Report 1983-1984” two of the recently acquired works were paintings of carpentry shops. The articles that discuss the history and importance of the acquired works are usually written by curators and museum department heads. … Continue reading →
  • by fitz
    If you read the post about our upcoming classes, you know that for 2020, we’re charging a small non-refundable registration fee of $12 a day per class. You might wonder why, and if it’s worth it. In short, it’s because … Continue reading →
  • by fitz
    As we’ve mentioned a few times, we’re reducing the number of classes for 2020. Despite almost every class selling out, and though we love having folks visit, we are not (sing it with me!) a school, and the many classes … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    After fighting printing plant delays for the last eight months, we received good news on Friday. Our historical reprint of “The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker” was complete and being trucked to our warehouse in Indiana – weeks ahead of schedule. It … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    I’ve completed the last new project chapter for the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Now, I need to clean up the new chapters that are related to design and shop mentality and the writing will be complete. Briony … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    There was a mixup at the printing plant, and they ordered the wrong color paper for the cover of our special reprint of “The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker.” While we had ordered a dark green for the cover, the printing plant … Continue reading →
  • by fitz
    Here’s a free PDF peek at a handful of some of the 157 hand-tool-woodworking helpers  in Robert Wearing’s “The Solution at Hand: Jigs & Fixtures to Make Benchwork Easier,” excerpted from the Marking Aids and Cramps chapters (along with the … Continue reading →
  • by Lost Art Press
    This will end up in the 2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, so consider this Christmas in August. I’m no carpenter, but I use carpenter pencils all the time for rough layout and (after planing them in half) for leveling the legs … Continue reading →