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...
£45.00 (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 –...
£45.00 (VAT exempt)

The Stick Chair Book - Full-size Plans
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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 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,...
£47.50 (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...
£36.00 (VAT exempt)

Campaign 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...
£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,...
£39.00 (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)
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)