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Lost Art Press

Lost Art Press


Lost Art Press LLC is a small publishing company in Fort Mitchell, Ky., that seeks to help the modern woodworker learn traditional hand-tool skills. Since World War II, traditional and effective hand skills have disappeared from the home, professional and school woodshops in North America.

Those quickly disappearing hand skills have been replaced by a reliance on machine work, even when it is less effective, slower or sloppier.

The founders of Lost Art Press – Lucy May, Christopher Schwarz and John Hoffman – are trying to restore the balance between hand and machine work by unearthing the lost art of hand skills and explaining how they can be integrated with the machinery in the modern shop to help produce furniture that is crisp, well-proportioned, stout and quickly made.

Christopher Schwarz is the former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine , where he worked between 1996 and 2011. He is now a contributing editor to that magazine. He also serves as a contributing editor to The Fine Tool Journal and has produced several DVDs in conjunction with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on traditional skills.

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Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet & Workbench of H.O. Studley
By Donald C. Williams; Photographs by Narayan Nayar In a space of just 10” x 39” x 19-1/2”, H..
AUD $ 99.00
By Hand & Eye
By Hand & Eye  After reading the authors’ first draft of “By Hand & Eye,” a curi..
AUD $ 79.00
Campaign Furniture
By Christopher Schwarz For almost 200 years, simple and sturdy pieces of campaign furni..
AUD $ 79.00
Carving the Acanthus Leaf
"Carving the Acanthus Leaf" by Mary May The acanthus leaf is a timeless design in traditional..
AUD $ 99.00
Cut & Dried: A Woodworker's Guide to Timber Technology
    Details ..
AUD $ 125.00
From Truths to Tools
“From Truths to Tools” by Jim Tolpin and George Walker; Illustrated by Andrea Love “From Tru..
AUD $ 69.00
Hands Employed Aright
    The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847) ..
AUD $ 109.00
Ingenious Mechaniks
Ingenious Mechanicks Early Workbenches & Workholding By Christopher Schwarz Workb..
AUD $ 99.00
Kitchen Think
  Kitchen Think A guide to design and construction, from refurbishing to renovation ..
AUD $ 99.00
Mouldings In Practice - Bickford
  Mouldings in Practice turns a set of complicated mouldings into a series of predictabl..
AUD $ 99.00
Shaker Inspiration: Five Decades of Fine Craftsmanship
Shaker Inspiration: Five Decades of Fine Craftsmanship By Christian Becksvoort From ..
AUD $ 99.00
Slojd in Wood
“Slöjd in Wood” The book begins with making a butter knife – a useful object that requires ju..
AUD $ 89.00
Stanley Tools Catalogue No. 34
Stanley Tools Catalogue No. 34 New from Lost Art Press! Stanley Tools Catalogue No. 34 from 1..
AUD $ 49.00
The Anarchist's Design Book - Expanded
The Anarchist's Design Book - expanded version By Christopher Schwarz Most of the Am..
AUD $ 99.00
The Anarchist's Tool Chest
The Anarchist's Tool Chest Christopher Schwarz “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” paints a world..
AUD $ 95.00
The Art of Joinery-Revised Edition
  The Art of Joinery - Revised Edition    “The Art of Joinery” was the..
AUD $ 59.00
The Woodworker - The Charles H Hayward Years - Vol I & II
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer ..
AUD $ 199.00
The Woodworker Vol. III: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Joinery
  The third book in our series "The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years." This book..
AUD $ 109.00
The Woodworker Vol. IV: The Charles H. Hayward Years: The Shop & Furniture
  This is fourth and final book in the series "The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Ye..
AUD $ 109.00
To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry
Note Book Review above under 'Downloads"... By Donald C. Williams, , Michele Pietryka-Pagá..
AUD $ 109.00