Lost Art Press

  • by Lost Art Press
    Ever since I started selling stick chairs, potential customers have asked: “I like the look of your chairs, but are they comfortable?” My canned response has been: “Compared to a La-Z-Boy, no. But compared to typical wooden chairs, yes, they are fairly comfortable.” Last weekend I experienced a forced, painful and radical reassessment of my…
  • by Lost Art Press
    Today I am putting up for sale this eight-stick comb-back chair that is finished in milk paint. This chair is being sold via silent auction – details of the auction are below. But first, here is some information about the chair itself. This chair is a new design and is (I think) a successful effort…
  • by fitz
    The first book we published at Lost Art Press was “The Art of Joinery,” which was a reprint of the earliest English-language text on woodworking – plus some modern commentary from me. The book did well enough to buy us a few cases of good beer, so John and I decided to publish a second…
  • by Lost Art Press
    We just received our first fully finished sample of our new Crucible Planing Stops. The cast ductile iron stops are all poured and are about halfway through the grinding process. So it won’t be long now. The stops will cost less than $50. And they are incredibly simple to install: Drill a 5/8” hole in…
  • by fitz
    Just a reminder that at 10 a.m. Eastern today (Nov. 29), classes for the first half of 2022 open for registration. Click here to see the shortlist of all the classes; click on any of the class title for more information. And if you have questions about any of the classes, please email covingtonmechanicals@gmail.com (not…
  • by saucyindexer
    Note: It is entirely in the realm of possibilities that the events recounted may have been slightly exaggerated. Nevertheless, it is all true. Towards the middle of August on nice pre-autumn afternoon I was in the backyard minding my own business when, with a loud bang, something hit the garage roof. A second later, at…
  • by Lost Art Press
    We haven’t given up on getting everything restocked in our store. Today I’m happy to say that our Lost Art Press Pencils are back in stock. These U.S.-made pencils are made to our specifications and come in a nicely printed box. I don’t have good news, however, about restocking “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” Our Michigan…