The Anarchist's Tool Chest
The Anarchist's Tool Chest
By Christopher Schwarz "When I am too exhausted, ill or busy to work in my shop, I will shuffle down the stairs to my 15' x 25' workshop and simply stand there for a few minutes with my hands on my tools. To be sure, I thought I was a touch nuts because of this personality quirk. But after reading the oral histories and diaries of craftsmen from the last 300 years, I found it's...
£51.00 (VAT exempt)
The Anarchist's WorkbenchThe Anarchist's Workbench
The Anarchist's Workbench
By Christopher Schwarz The Anarchist’s Workbench” is – on the one hand – a detailed plan for a simple workbench that can be built using construction lumber and basic woodworking tools. But it’s also the story of Christopher Schwarz’s 20 year journey researching, building and refining historical workbenches until there was nothing left to improve. Along the...
£33.00 (VAT exempt)

By Hand & Eye
By Hand & Eye
By Geo. R Walker & Jim Tolpin "By Hand & Eye" is a deep dive into the world of history, architecture and design. Instead of serving up a list of formulas with magical names (i.e. the Golden Section, the Rule of Thirds) that will transform the mundane into perfection, George R. Walker and Jim Tolpin show how much of the world is governed by simple proportions, noting how ratios...
£48.00 (VAT exempt)
By Hound & Eye
By Hound & Eye
By Geo. R Walker & Jim Tolpin, Illustrated by Andrea Love "By Hound & Eye: A Plain & Easy Guide to Designing Furniture with no Further Trouble" is an illustrated cartoon journey through the world of pre-industrial design geometry. It stars Journeyman and his pizza-loving dog, Snidely, as they untangle the world of points, segments, arcs and the three-dimensional world using...
£31.00 (VAT exempt)

Campaign FurnitureCampaign Furniture
Campaign Furniture
By Christopher Schwarz For almost 200 years, simple and sturdy pieces of campaign furniture were used by people all over the globe, and yet this remarkable furniture style is now almost unknown to most woodworkers and furniture designers. The latest book from Lost Art Press seeks to restore this style to its proper place by introducing woodworkers to the simple lines, robust joinery and ingenious...
£47.00 (VAT exempt)
Carving the Acanthus Leaf
Carving the Acanthus Leaf
By Mary May Learning to carve the acanthus leaf is – for carvers – like a pianist learning a Chopin étude, a young oil painter studying the genius of Rembrandt or an aspiring furniture maker learning to cut dovetails by hand. For carvers, especially those who focus on Classical Western ornament, there comes a time they will inevitably encounter the acanthus leaf, learn it,...
£54.00 (VAT exempt)

Chairmaker's Notebook
Chairmaker's Notebook
By Peter Galbert Some words about Chairmakers Notebook from Chris Schwarz of Lost Art Press... Whether you are an aspiring professional chairmaker, an experienced green woodworker or a home woodworker curious about the craft, "Chairmaker's Notebook" is an in-depth guide to building your first Windsor chair or an even-better 30th one. Using more than 500 hand-drawn illustrations,...
£59.00 (VAT exempt)
Chairmaker's Notebook - Full-size Plans
Chairmaker's Notebook - Full-size Plans
For those woodworkers who prefer full-size plans, we now offer plans for the two chairs featured in Peter Galbert's book "Chairmaker's Notebook". The plans feature handmade full-size drawings of the following components of the fan-back and balloon-back chairs: Full-size turning patterns of legs, stretchers and posts - both bobbin and baluster forms. Full-size drawings of...
£22.00 inc VAT

Country Woodcraft: Then & Now
Country Woodcraft: Then & Now
By Drew Langsner In 1978, Drew Langsner released his book “Country Woodcraft” to the world, and it sparked a movement – still expanding today – of hand-tool woodworkers who make things with mostly green wood. The 304 pages of “Country Woodcraft” showed you how to split wood from the forest and shape into anything you might need, from a spoon to a bowl, from...
£44.00 (VAT exempt)
Cut & Dried
Cut & Dried
By Richard Jones Serious woodworkers have long been starved of accurate information on wood technology that's explained in language for artisans - instead of for scientists. Author Richard Jones has spent his entire life as a professional woodworker and has dedicated himself to researching the technical details of wood in great depth, this material being the woodworker's most important...
£71.00 (VAT exempt)

Doormaking and Window-Making
Doormaking and Window-Making
As the Industrial Revolution mechanized the jobs of the joiner - building doors and windows by hand - one anonymous joiner watched the traditional skills disappear and decided to do something about it. That joiner wrote two short illustrated booklets that explained how to build doors and windows by hand. And what was most unusual about the booklets is that they focused on the basics of construction,...
£25.00 (VAT exempt)
Edwin Skull Chair Poster, Circa 1865Edwin Skull Chair Poster, Circa 1865
Edwin Skull Chair Poster, Circa 1865
One of the most delightful images Chris Schwarz has turned up in his research on historical chairs is a broadsheet printed by the Edwin Skull chair company in High Wycombe. The colour image features 141 of the chairs offered by the firm, including the “Skull’s Patent Plectaneum Chair,” a famous folding chair. The Skull firm traces its roots back to Charles Skull (1780–1851),...
£18.00 inc VAT

The Anarchist's Design Book: Expanded EditionThe Anarchist's Design Book: Expanded Edition
The Anarchist's Design Book: Expanded Edition
By Christopher Schwarz Most of the American furniture we celebrate as the pinnacle of design is overbearing, over-embellished and a monument to waste and excess. These high styles of furniture took hold in North America in the 18th century and persist to this day as both cult objects for collectors and as rites of passage for artisans. These are precious pieces that are auctioned, collected,...
£54.00 (VAT exempt)
From Truths to Tools
From Truths to Tools
By Jim Tolpin and George Walker, Illustrated by Andrea Love Good books give you a glimpse of small truths - about workbenches, joinery or sharpening, for example. Great books, on the other hand, stitch together seemingly disparate ideas to present a new way of looking at the whole world, from your marking awl, to your hand or to the line of the horizon. "From Truths to Tools" is a hand-illustrated...
£29.00 (VAT exempt)

Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John BrownGood Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown
Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown
by Christopher Williams “Good Work: The Chairmaking Life of John Brown” by Christopher Williams is the first biography of one of the most influential chairmakers and writers of the 20th century: Welshman John Brown. The book’s title of “Good Work” was an expression John Brown used to describe a noble act or thing. He once mused he wanted to create a “Good Work”...
£54.00 (VAT exempt)
Hands Employed Aright
Hands Employed Aright
By Joshua A. Klein Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847) was the first settled minister of the frontier town of Blue Hill, Maine. Harvard-educated and handy with an axe, Fisher spent his adult life building furniture for his community. Fortunately for us, Fisher recorded every aspect of his life as a woodworker and minister on the frontier. In this book, author Joshua A. Klein, the founder of , examines...
£63.00 (VAT exempt)

Ingenious Mechanicks
Ingenious Mechanicks
by Christopher Schwarz Workbenches with screw-driven vises are a fairly modern invention. For more than 2,000 years, woodworkers built complex and beautiful pieces of furniture using simpler benches that relied on pegs, wedges and the human body to grip the work. While it's easy to dismiss these ancient benches as obsolete, they are - at most - misunderstood. For the last three years,...
£44.00 (VAT exempt)
James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints
James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints
By Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney James Krenov (1920-2009) was one of the most influential woodworking writers, instructors and designers of the 20th century. His best-selling books – starting with “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook” – inspired tens of thousands of people to pick up the tools and build things to the highest standard. Yet, little is known about his life, except...
£49.00 (VAT exempt)

Joiner's Work
Joiner's Work
by Peter Follansbee Forget what you think about 17th-century New England furniture. It’s neither dark nor boring. Instead, it’s a riot of geometric carvings and bright colours – all built upon simple constructions that use rabbets, nails and mortice-and-tenon joints. Peter Follansbee has spent his adult life researching this beguiling time period to understand the simple tools...
£54.00 (VAT exempt)
Kitchen ThinkKitchen Think
Kitchen Think
A guide to design and construction, from refurbishing to renovation
£43.00 (VAT exempt)

Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th Century Joinery
Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th Century Joinery
By Jennie Alexander & Peter Follansbee When it comes to exploring the shadowy history of how 17th-century furniture was built, few people have been as dogged and persistent as Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. For more than two decades, this unlikely pair – an attorney in Baltimore and a joiner at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts – have pieced together how this early furniture...
£30.00 (VAT exempt)
Making & Mastering Wood Planes (Revised Edition)
Making & Mastering Wood Planes (Revised Edition)
By David Finck. Foreword by James Krenov No matter what sort of handplane you use, “Making & Mastering Wood Planes” is perhaps the best guide available to understanding, tuning and using these tools at a high level. Written by a graduate of the College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School), “Making & Mastering Wood Planes” is ostensibly about the laminated handplanes...
£33.00 (VAT exempt)

Mechanic's CompanionMechanic's Companion
Mechanic's Companion
by Peter Nicholson “Mechanic’s Companion” is one of the foundational English-language texts in woodworking and the building trades. First published in 1812, "Mechanic's Companion" is an invaluable and thorough treatment of techniques, with 40 plates that provide an excellent and detailed look at the tools of the time, along with a straightforward chapter on the geometry...
£27.00 (VAT exempt)
Mouldings in Practice
Mouldings in Practice
By Matthew Sheldon Bickford Words from Chris Schwarz of Lost Art Press After years of publishing woodworking information, you often hear that there is nothing new in the craft. Everything has been done before, written before and fully figured out. I used to believe that was true, until I read the manuscript that was to become “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford....
£51.00 (VAT exempt)

Roubo on Furniture
Roubo on Furniture
By Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue Representing a decade of work by an international team, this book is the first English translation of the 18th-century masterpiece: "l'art du Menuisier" by André-Jacob Roubo. This, second volume, covers Roubo's writing on woodworking tools, the workshop, joinery and building furniture. "Roubo...
£63.00 (VAT exempt)
Roubo on Marquetry
Roubo on Marquetry
By Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue "To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry" is the first English-language translation of the most important woodworking book of the 18th century. A team of translators, writers, woodworkers, editors and artists worked more than six years to bring this first volume of A.-J. Roubo's work to an...
£57.00 (VAT exempt)

Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!
Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!
By Roy Underhill Roy Underhill of PBS's "The Woodwright's Shop" has written what could be the world's first­ever woodworking novel: "Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!" It's a screwball comedy set in 1937 about a woodworker who heads the U.S. government's agricultural "Broadcast Research" division. Along with his staff of four women (all severely...
£33.00 (VAT exempt)
Shaker InspirationShaker Inspiration
Shaker Inspiration
Five Decades of Fine Craftsmanship
£48.00 (VAT exempt)

Slojd in Wood
Slojd in Wood
by Jögge Sundqvist We'd like you to visit the world of slöjd, a place where people make the things they need using simple tools and materials that are all around them. Your guide on this journey is Jögge Sundqvist, who has been making things with his hands and little bits of steel since he was a boy. To join in, you need only a knife and a few other simple tools to make useful...
£42.00 (VAT exempt)
Stanley Catalogue No. 34
Stanley Catalogue No. 34
More than 100 years ago, Stanley Tools printed handsome catalogues that illustrated the company's woodworking and carpentry tools with detailed illustrations and descriptions of how the tools worked. Though few of these catalogues survive, they are an invaluable source of information for hand-tool users, offering exploded parts lists of complex tools - such as the No. 45 plane - and advice on...
£29.00 (VAT exempt)

The Art of Joinery, Revised Edition
The Art of Joinery, Revised Edition
By Joseph Moxon; Christopher Schwarz "The Art of Joinery" was the first book published by Lost Art Press. It was out of print and unavailable for several years until they released this revised edition in the fall of 2013. Here is what the revised edition contains: 1. The lightly edited text of Joseph Moxon's landmark work on joinery - the first English-language text on the topic....
£32.00 (VAT exempt)
The Difference Makers
The Difference Makers
by Marc Adams Thanks to the internet, you can see a lot of interesting work with ease. But it’s easy to forget that the vast majority of the images on your screen are of pieces that are derivative, merely acceptable in their craftsmanship and were made by people at the beginning of their journey. When you encounter true greatness it is shocking, inspiring and a bit humbling. The hair on...
£78.00 (VAT exempt)

The Essential Woodworker
The Essential Woodworker
By Robert Wearing Robert Wearing's hand-tool masterwork. This book contains every skill you need to get into hand-tool woodworking. And it is explained with a minimum of fuss, using accepted traditional practice and with the assistance of more than 500 beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. “The Essential Woodworker” is one of the best books on hand-tool usage written in the post-Charles...
£33.00 (VAT exempt)
The Intelligent Hand
The Intelligent Hand
By David Binnington Savage "The Intelligent Hand" is a peek into a woodworking life that's at a level that most of us can barely imagine. The customers are wealthy and eccentric. The designs have to leap off the page. And the craftsmanship has to be utterly, utterly flawless. How does one get to this point? And how do you stay there? One answer to these questions is in this book....
£55.00 (VAT exempt)

The Joiner & Cabinet Maker
The Joiner & Cabinet Maker
The Joiner and Cabinet Maker" has more than 370 pages of detailed handtool instruction, including many processes that have not been covered before in the early woodworking literature. In 1839. In that year, an English publisher issued a small book on woodworking that has – until now – escaped detection by scholars, historians and woodworkers. Titled "The Joiner and Cabinet...
£40.00 (VAT exempt)
The Solution at Hand
The Solution at Hand
By Robert Wearing Becoming proficient at handwork isn’t just about muscle memory and learning to sharpen. It’s also about building a handful of effective “appliances” (jigs, fixtures and the like) that assist your saws, planes and chisels for repeatable work. One of the foremost experts on these appliances is Robert Wearing, who wrote extensively about them for Woodworker...
£28.00 (VAT exempt)

The Woodworker's Pocket BookThe Woodworker's Pocket Book
The Woodworker's Pocket Book
Edited by Charles H. Hayward “The Woodworker’s Pocket Book” is small – just 4” x 6-1/2” – but it contains 112 pages of critical woodworking information for the hand tool woodworker. Edited by the great Charles H. Hayward and published in 1949, “The Woodworker’s Pocket Book” is a guide to everything from finishing recipes to drawing ellipses...
£16.00 (VAT exempt)
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. I - Tools
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. I - Tools
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£49.50 (VAT exempt)

The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. II - Techniques
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. II - Techniques
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£49.50 (VAT exempt)
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. III - Joinery
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. III - Joinery
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£42.00 (VAT exempt)

The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. IV - The Shop & Furniture
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. IV - The Shop & Furniture
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£44.00 (VAT exempt)
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£175.00 (VAT exempt)

The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV & Honest Labour
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV & Honest Labour
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£211.00 (VAT exempt)
The Workbench Book
The Workbench Book
by Scott Landis First published in 1987, "The Workbench Book" by Scott Landis remains the most complete book on the most important tool in the woodworker’s shop. "The Workbench Book" is a richly illustrated guided tour of the world’s best workbenches — from a traditional Shaker bench to the mass-produced Workmate. Author and workbench builder Scott Landis...
£44.00 (VAT exempt)

Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley
Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley
By Donald C. Williams. Photographs by Narayan Nayar In a space of just 10" x 39" x 19½", H.O. Studley managed to arrange - with perfection - more than 250 of his tools into a dovetailed mahogany cabinet that has captivated tens of thousands of woodworkers since it was first unveiled in 1988 on the back cover of Fine Woodworking with a single shocking photograph. After a...
£61.00 (VAT exempt)
Welsh Stick Chairs
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Welsh Stick Chairs
By John Brown Welsh Stick Chairs is a small but mighty book. At 104 pages long, this book can be read in an afternoon, but it has changed the lives of thousands of woodworkers all over the globe. John Brown (1933-2008) was a chairmaker in Wales who specialized in Welsh stick chairs, a vernacular form of furniture that was typically made by the end users. Compared to Windsor chairs, Welsh stick...
£33.00 (VAT exempt)

With The Grain
With The Grain
By Christian Becksvoort A little knowledge about trees goes a long way toward improving your woodworking. You don’t need a degree in dendrology to build a desk. But you do need intimate knowledge of how our raw material grows and – more importantly – how it responds to its environment after it has been cut and dried. This knowledge allows you to tame the wood into the shapes...
£38.00 (VAT exempt)
Woodworking in Estonia
Woodworking in Estonia
By Ants Viires; translation by Mart Aru It's one of Roy Underhill's three favourite woodworking books, but you can't buy a copy of it for love or money. Translated into English without the author's permission in the late 1960s, "Woodworking in Estonia" has been a cult classic ever since it first surfaced. It is, according to Underhill, "one of the best books on...
£33.00 (VAT exempt)
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