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 Stick Chair BookThe Stick Chair Book
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The Stick Chair Book
By Christopher Schwarz Most woodworkers think it would be easier to grow a third arm than to build a chair. From the outside, it seems like you need to harvest special wood from the forest, buy a bunch of exotic tools, master a lot of crazy angles, and learn high-tolerance joinery to make a chair that is comfortable, strong and approaches sculpture. The truth is that everyday woodworkers –...
£51.00 (VAT exempt)

The Stick Chair Book - Full-size Plans
The Stick Chair Book - Full-size Plans
To remove one more barrier to making a stick chair, we have created this set of full-size paper patterns of all the important components for the five chairs in "The Stick Chair Book". The five 22" x 34" sheets contain full-scale drawings of all the seats, arms, backrests, shoes and combs for the chairs. The drawings also include all the mortise locations, drilling sightlines...
£22.00 inc VAT
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)

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)
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)

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 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)

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)
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)

Honest Labour: The Charles H. Hayward Years
Honest Labour: The Charles H. Hayward Years
“Honest Labour” is a collection of essays from The Woodworker magazine while the legendary Charles H. Hayward was editor (1936-1966). This book will be the fifth and final volume in the Lost Art Press series from The Woodworker. When Lost art Press started on The Woodworker project more than a decade ago they didn’t intend to publish “Honest Labour.” The series was...
£38.00 (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)
Shaker InspirationShaker Inspiration
Shaker Inspiration
Five Decades of Fine Craftsmanship
£48.00 (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)
Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things WorkShop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work
Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work
By Nancy R. Hiller In this singular collection of essays, Nancy Hiller relates the ways in which non-human animals – some companions, others wild or raised on farms – have provided warmth and comfort, prompted laughter and offered examples of courage or composure in the face of distressing events. “Shop Tails” is a loving tribute to the animals whose lives have been intertwined...
£30.00 (VAT exempt)

Kitchen ThinkKitchen Think
Kitchen Think
A guide to design and construction, from refurbishing to renovation
£43.00 (VAT exempt)
Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker's Life
Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker's Life
By Nancy R. Hiller Furniture making, once a basic way to earn a living through an arrangement between makers and clients, has been discovered, like a rosy-cheeked girl plucked from a dairy farm in Devon and made over into a London model For many of us, making furniture and cabinetry is still a way to earn a living, however marginal. We may do what we love every day, to paraphrase the marketing...
£30.00 (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)

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)

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)