Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

Publisher of woodworking books and DVDs specializing in hand tool techniques.

2 Episodes on Campaign Furniture on ‘The Woodwright’s Shop’

You can now watch two episodes on Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop” on campaign furniture that we taped earlier this year by following this link. Use the arrows below the main screen to scroll over to the episodes you want … Continue reading

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Roy Underhill Reads ‘Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!’

Listening to an author read his or her work is always enlightening. For me, it’s similar to the difference between a recorded song and a live song. You hear something different. Because we cannot drive Roy to your house, we … Continue reading

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Shipping Update: ‘Book of Plates’ & ‘Calvin Cobb’

For those of you who placed a pre-publication order for “The Book of Plates” or “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” this information is for you. Calvin Cobb We’ve heard from several customers that they have not yet received their copy of … Continue reading

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Be Thankful for Delivery of ‘The Book of Plates’

After much consternation and a little yelling, “The Book of Plates” arrived at our warehouse this morning, along with all the custom boxes to ship the book to customers. I haven’t seen the final bound book with the muted gold … Continue reading

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Beading Planes from Caleb James

Fair warning: If you read this blog entry you might end up with a dog that has decorative details. If you build furniture of a traditional sort, you should consider owning some beading planes. While beading planes are (in general) … Continue reading

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‘The Book of Mine’

Suzanne Ellison – artist, indexer, researcher and butt-kicker – made this for my office. It’s constructed using tools from Roubo’s “l’Art du Menuisier” plus a crow. There is no crow in Roubo to my knowledge. Suzanne calls this crow “Cato.” … Continue reading

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‘Book of Plates:’ Free Shipping Extended 2 Days

This is not a marketing stunt. Historically we offer free domestic shipping on all pre-publication orders until the day the title ships. And due to a busy bindery, “The Book of Plates” will ship to us on Friday, two days … Continue reading

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