Christopher M. Schwarz

Photo by Brendan Gaffney.

I’m a furniture maker, writer and publisher who works from a storefront in Covington, Ky. I am one of the founders and the editor of Lost Art Press, which publishes books on hand tool woodworking. And I am one of the founders of Crucible Tool. In addition to my writing and editing efforts, I build commission pieces for customers and research traditional woodworking techniques.

Born: June 13, 1968, St. Louis, Mo.
Grew up: Fort Smith, Ark.
Current residence: Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Family: Wife, Lucy; children, Madeline and Katherine

Northwestern University, the Medill School of Journalism, BSJ, 1990
The Ohio State University, School of Journalism (now the School of Communication), MSJ, 1993

“Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use” (Popular Woodworking Books)
"Workbench Design Book" (Popular Woodworking Books)
“Authentic Arts & Crafts Furniture,” co-author (Popular Woodworking Books)
"Handplane Essentials" (Popular Woodworking Books)
"Handsaw Essentials" (Popular Woodworking Books)
“The Art of Joinery,” co-author (Lost Art Press)
“The Joiner & Cabinet Maker,” co-author (Lost Art Press)
“The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” (Lost Art Press)
“Campaign Furniture” (Lost Art Press)
“The Anarchist’s Design Book” (Lost Art Press)
“Roman Workbenches” (Lost Art Press)
"Ingenious Mechanicks" (Lost Art Press)

Popular Woodworking Magazine
Woodworking Magazine
Fine Tool Journal

Adjunct instructor
University of Kentucky, news writing
Eastern Kentucky University, layout & design

Visiting instructor
The Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, Ind.
Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking, Berea, Ky.
Highland Hardware, Atlanta, Ga.
Wortheffort School of Woodworking, San Marcos, Texas
The Woodwright’s School, Pittsboro, N.C.
The Woodworker’s Club, Rockville, Md.
Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, Manchester, Conn.
The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, Beverly, Mass.
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Warren, Maine
The Northwest Woodworking Studio, Portland, Ore.
Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Port Townsend, Wash.
Lee Valley Tools, Toronto, Ontario
Dictum GmbH, Metten, Germany
Highland Woodworking, Atlanta, Ga.
Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking, Box Hill North, Australia
New English Workshop, Warwickshire, England
Rowden Atelier, Rowden, Devon, UK