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...
£50.00 (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....
£42.00 (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)
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...
£33.50 (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...
£30.00 (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...
£41.50 (VAT exempt)

The Anarchist's Tool Chest
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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...
£45.00 (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....
£28.00 (VAT exempt)

Grandpa's Workshop
Grandpa's Workshop
By Maurice Pommier This 48-page book has been translated by Brian Anderson, an American-born writer and woodworker who lives and works in France. It is ostensibly a book for children, though the stories, lessons and drawing style will appeal to anyone who has an appreciation for the natural and the fantastical. Pommier paints an unbroken line of craftsmen from a French family, and he traces the...
£24.00 (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
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