Lost Art Press

  • by Lost Art Press
    “Kitchen Think,” the new book by Nancy Hiller, will ship from the printing plant this week (likely tomorrow). It will arrive in our Indiana warehouse a couple days after that, then the warehouse crew will fill pre-publication orders. This is your last chance to get a free pdf of the book at checkout. If you… […]
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    I’ve been asked many times for a driving tour of Covington, Ky., the 19th-century city where we work and live. I have yet to give one. After 10 years of stalking the streets of this town, I’ve discovered a weird link between your land speed and the architectural detail of the houses. No matter how… […]
  • by nrhiller
    Whether he’s playing Ron Swanson in “Parks and Recreation,” Forest in “Devs” or Frank Fisher in “Hearts Beat Loud,” Nick Offerman is immediately recognizable as that hunky actor with a twinkle in his eye and a lush crop of facial hair. So closely has he come to be identified with his mustache and beards, plural,… […]
  • by fitz
    “Honest Labour: The Charles H. Hayward Years” was a labor (labour?) of love for editor Kara Uhl and for Lost Art Press – no one was sure how this collection of Hayward’s “Chips From the Chisel” columns would be received. We’re glad you liked it – and that you liked it enough that we’ve almost… […]
  • by fitz
    Thanks to South African woodworker Ray Deftereos, creator of “The Hand Tool Book Review,” for his kind words about Christopher Schwarz’s “The Anarchist’s Workbench:” “I think it is safe to say that this is the definitive workbench book. And as a free resource for the electronic version, this is completely out of this world as… […]
  • by Lost Art Press
    When I design and build a piece of furniture, it does not belong to me any more than the birdsong of the warblers outside my shop door.  Since the start of my furniture career in the 1990s, I have never claimed ownership to a single design. The world is free to copy, adapt, interpret, sell… […]
  • by fitz
    The following is excerpted from “Doormaking and Window-making.” On the principle of beginning at the bottom, we will in the present chapter take in hand the making of the “ledge” door, and what comes next to it in simplicity – the “framed ledge” door. The former can be dismissed very shortly, the boards and ledges… […]
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    At Popular Woodworking, we begged readers to send us submissions for the magazine’s last-page essay called “End Grain.” The problem was that almost all the essays we received had the same theme. It was such a problem that the theme became its own compound adjective. Me: So what’s the essay about? Fellow editor: It’s another… […]
  • by fitz
    The following is excerpted from Christopher Schwarz’s “The Anarchist’s Workbench” (which you can download for free on the store site; see the penultimate paragraph there for a link) – it’s Appendix A. I’m posting it because Chris gets dozens of questions about workbenches…even though he has no public email. And I get hundreds of workbench… […]
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    Update: Sold. (I’ll let y’all know when I clean out my own basement…). I’m clearing some stuff out of the Lost Art Shop cellar to make more storage room for Chris and his family (it’s their house, after all), and came across this poor, abandoned almost-done sugar pine Dutch tool chest from a class I… […]