Friday, August 5, 2016

Lost Art Press and its Craftsmen

I came across an interesting company. Christopher Schwartz, former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, along with his partner John Hoffman run Lost Art Press. They define their mission as seeking to help the modern woodworker learn traditional hand-tool skills. They seek to "restore the balance between hand and machine work by unearthing the so-called "lost arts" 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".
From their site you can buy beautifully bound rare books (such as the works of Parisian woodworker Andre Roubo (translated into English) and a book on British campaign furniture. They also have an informative blog and a series of DVDs that teach hand wood working techniques. I would like to learn some of these techniques and will post my progress after seeing some of the DVDs.

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