Lost Art Press

  • by Lost Art Press
    This week we pushed out updates to almost all of our books that are available via pdf. So… No. 1: Please don’t worry, the emails aren’t a scam. They are indeed from us. No. 2: What changed? This is a … Continue reading →
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    Editor’s note: It’s difficult to pinpoint the moment that John Brown became a personal hero. Was it when I first saw his chairs? When I read his early columns for Good Woodworking? Or was it when I read his book … Continue reading →
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    Quick note: We have replenished our inventory of Robert Wearing’s “The Solution at Hand” and Christian Becksvoort’s “With the Grain.” Both are now available in our online store and will soon be available again through our retailers. “The Solution at … Continue reading →
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    Today I was working on the layout for “Honest Labour” and had to revisit the 1936 volume of The Woodworker magazines. I stumbled on this delightful and ingenious way to explain and demonstrate how wood twists as it dries. Read … Continue reading →
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    After more than four years of work, we are completing work on our latest book called “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams. It will be available for pre-publication ordering next week. The book’s title of … Continue reading →
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    We’ve restocked on our Cincinnati-made chore coats. As of this moment, we have plenty of every size except Large. We’re working with our stitcher, Sew Valley, to restock the Large size and build up inventory on all of our sizes. … Continue reading →
  • by Kara Uhl
    I have often wondered what period of time must elapse before a good craftsman becomes an outstanding one. Was he born that way, needing only the requisite skill to develop his genius? Or did he evolve stage by stage like … Continue reading →
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    Editor’s note: When we published David Savage’s “The Intelligent Hand” we were under a cancer-imposed deadline to finish the book, and so some aspects of the production got shorter shrift than I like. One part was this section on the … Continue reading →
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    Nearly everyone who has visited the workshop has commented on how I should change these Gibson chairs to make them more contemporary – or to alter them using my own design language. Chamfer the underside of the seat. Add bevels … Continue reading →
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    This is a quick reminder that the storefront is closed today – our next open day will be June 13. We’ll be using today to catch up on publishing projects and commission work (I have to build a crate to … Continue reading →