NOTE: More color-corrected image added above.
This morning we completed testing the dies for the debossing on the cover of “Campaign Furniture.” In general, I dislike using metallic foils on covers, but I made an exception this time.
The deboss is supposed to represent metal hardware, so it made sense.
Metallic foils are a pain to photograph. Because they are so reflective, they look either too dull or too bright in a photo compared to what they look like when the book is in your hand. The snapshot above accurately represents the color of the cloth cover, but the foil in the photo isn’t quite on the mark. Oh well, I’m happy.
This cover test is the final step before the book goes on the press. Our printer informed me the book is scheduled to ship to us (and our retailers) on March 6. If that date holds, then we will begin taking orders and fulfilling them sometime the week of March 10.
The book will be $33, and we will offer free domestic shipping for the first 30 days the book is in the Lost Art Press store.
The following retailers have agreed to carry the book.
• Lee Valley Tools
• Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
• Tools for Working Wood
• Highland Woodworking
• Great Britain: Classic Hand Tools, www.classichandtools.co.uk
• Australia, Henry Eckert, www.henryeckert.com.au
— Christopher Schwarz