Going above and beyond for you

I don’t know if you’ve ever read the fine print, but in case you didn’t, you will find a very nice surprise. It reads in short: “This publication may not be reproduced or sold but the project articles may be used for commercial use.” I have amended this to “but the projects I have written in the articles may be used for commercial use.”
What this means to you is that I am giving you the rights to produce and sell the projects I have written in the magazine. You cannot take ownership of the designs and declare them as your own designs, but I give you the rights to reproduce them for sale. I am the only woodworking magazine or “DIY” magazine in the world that has eliminated copyright from the projects featured in a magazine.
Having said that, our authors control their work at all times. What this mean to you, that if you wish to reproduce an item for sale from any of our authors that has contributed project articles to the Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK, then you must seek their permission in writing to do so.
I believe I am being fair to both parties.

BTW did you enjoy Issue VI?
Here is the full amended version of the disclaimer:
“The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK” is an amateur woodworking eBook magazine publication.
This publication may not be reproduced or sold but the projects I have written in the articles may be used for commercial use. Project blueprint/working drawings may not be copied, sold and redistributed through any physical or electronic means. Any texts, video, sound and artwork are the property of the respective contributing authors. They may not be used in any manner including reproducing items for sale without the express written consent of the individual writers. Our authors control their work at all times. Any of the content/s found within HANDWORK have been freely given to be published in HANDWORK free of charge by the contributing authors or are public domain. The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK eBook Magazine accepts no responsibility in respect of the content of any site to which a hypertext link from this eBook exists. The links are provided with no warranty, express or implied, as to the information provided within them.

P.S. I’ve had to amend this declaration because of risk of some unsavoury types who would wish to take advantage of this good will  and take ownership of the projects.


The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK December Issue VI is OUT NOW

Many great new articles, featuring Ron Aylor our contributing author “An Ambitious Endeavour.” I want to thank Ron for his contribution and would like to extend my invitation to you our readers to contribute articles towards the magazine.

Old hand tools for our readers only is offering a 10% discount on all their tools. This will be valid from 14 Dec. 2018 – 12 Jan. 2019. You must enter LOSTSCROLLS10 as the voucher code in the box at checkout. This discount does not include shipping.

To help with the running costs of this free magazine, I have set up a shop on Etsy and a PayPal donation button on the front page of this blog. The material costs in Australia is excessively high. So to help purchase woods and other materials for projects and articles that will feature in this magazine, I need financial help. So please support the shop if you can and donate if you can.

Download your free copy of Issue VI here.


ISSUE VI Release this Weekend!



I never thought I would get it done but I have a great team member Matt McGrane, without him it wouldn’t even get off the ground.  I want to thank Ron Aylor for his contributing a great article “An Ambitious Endeavour” Ron is a long time unplugged woodworker from Virginia.

Man ‘m so tired from a 14 hour shift that I will keep this short. The Release will be on Saturday 15th December 2018.  Every release from here on out will fall on a Saturday.

This time the number of pages hasn’t been blown out of proportion, so this time you will feel like you’re reading a magazine and not an encyclopedia.

Also Old hand tools is offering a 10% discount of all their tools not including shipping for our readers only. This will be valid from 14 Dec. 2018 – 12 Jan. 2019. You must enter LOSTSCROLLS10 as the voucher code in the box at checkout.

From Matt and myself we would like to wish everyone a happy holidays or Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it and happy and safe new year.

Shellac Polishing / French Polishing by Garrett Hack

French polishing is a very simple finishing technique. The layers are rapidly produced, and the result is extremely durable. In this video, Garrett Hack demonstrates all the important steps involved in French polishing, from using alcohol to prepare the shellac solution, applying the liquid with a brush or a pad, smoothing, and then finally polishing the surface. He also explains where French polish comes from, and provides plenty of tips on how to handle this traditional and environmentally friendly form of surface finishing.


I suspect that many of you have heard the Rob Hanson of Evenfall Studios lost his shop and all his possessions because of the recent wildfires in California. If not, here’s the story. All of us at Lost Art Press and Crucible Tool have agreed to run a raffle to help raise money for Rob […]

via Help a Toolmaker; Win a Poster — Lost Art Press

I just found out about this and my heart goes out to all those families who have lost everything in those fires. Rebuilding your life isn’t an easy task and the government should and must financially help those affected.  We too can help however much you can afford to donate please do and if you can’t then offer a prayer.