Lost Art Press

  • by Lost Art Press
    Here’s a short video that shows how to use the Crucible Chairpanzee to work with photographs of furniture to create simple drilling settings for the compound-angle mortises. In the video, I show how to convert a chair’s “rake” and “splay” into “sightline” and “resultant” angles using the Chairpanzee. Why would you want to do this?…
  • by Lost Art Press
    One of the (many) barriers to making staked furniture or chairs is wrapping your head around the compound-angle geometry. And then figuring out how to execute it at the bench. The new Crucible Chairpanzee ($16 plus shipping) does the trigonometry for you, allowing you to translate rake and splay into sightlines (which create your layout…
  • by fitz
    “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” was a first on several fronts for Lost Art Press. It was the first book in full color, the first to use a larger format and the first to have a dust jacket. It was also the first “edition” book Chris designed, with the guidance of Wesley Tanner…
  • by Lost Art Press
    With woodworking schools opening across the country, we are asked almost every day when we will resume classes here. Here’s the deal. We plan to wait until there is a safe vaccine for COVID-19. There are several reasons for that decision. Classes here can be physically strenuous because of the handwork. Students sweat, huff and…
  • by nrhiller
    Editor’s Note: Apologies if you received this post twice. We had some technical problems with this entry (our fault and not Nancy’s). In her profile on the Brigham and Women’s residency alumni web page, Dr. Ouida Vincent had some fun with the pro forma question “DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MEMORY FROM RESIDENCY?” “Spending the…
  • by Lost Art Press
    One of my biggest struggles so far with “The Stick Chair Book” is that I can’t build a chair the same way twice. When I start to build a chair, I have plans and patterns. But it takes 5 minutes for those plans to get pushed aside. I pick up a stick for the stretchers…
  • by Lost Art Press
    With all the agony possible, we have decided to slash the price of our deluxe “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” and sell off the remaining stock of this limited volume. The original price was $550; the sale price is $250 plus $15 shipping anywhere in the United States. We have about 500…
  • by brendangaffney
    The process of writing “James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints” has left me with a few qualifications: I’m happy to sit before an audience and talk about his roots and aesthetic history, or work with The Krenov Foundation to design and present a centennial exhibition (more on that in a bit). But, a question that I get…
  • by Kara Uhl
    I first learned about the Twin Oaks Community while working on “Cut & Dried” with Richard Jones. We needed an index. Members of Twin Oaks, an intentional community in rural central Virginia, make their living, in part, by indexing books. Additional income is generated by making hammocks and furniture and tofu, and seed growing. The…
  • by fitz
    My biggest stumbling block in getting started on my forthcoming Dutch tool chest book was (and remains) the camera. At Popular Woodworking Magazine, we had a fancy camera (we took our own step photos), but I always used it on the fully automatic mode. And I haven’t taken a photo with anything other than my…