Moment with a Master:

Christopher Schwarz is to hand tools and hand tool education what Norm Abrams was to power tools. His hand tool research, teaching and publishing is the catalyst for energizing a hand tool renaissance. Several years ago, we visited his home workshop and living room office for “Lost Art Press.” Today he has expanded into a commercial location for the shop, teaching, publishing and tool making in Covington, Kentucky. Christopher gives us an exclusive tour of the “Lost Art Press” headquarters, plus get an up-close look at his Welsh Stick Chair as he tells us many of the lessons learned while spending fifteen years understanding and mastering this unique chair design.


Popular Woodworking Magazine’s Tips, Tricks & Techniques:

David Thiel shows how a washer that you probably have laying around your shop can be used to help you draw curves in Popular Woodworking Magazine’s “Tips, Tricks and Techniques!”

Tool Box:

Spoon carving seems to be THE THING in woodworking today. It takes very little room and not a huge investment in tools and brings great pride in making something of form and function. Highland Woodworking asked me to whittle a spoon with two must-have spoon carving tools from Morakniv. See what happens in this episode’s “Toolbox!”

These stories and more, this time on The Highland Woodworker!