Category Archives: Books in Print

Inside Roubo’s ‘The Book of Plates’

This week we will put the finishing touches on “l’Art du menuisier: The Book of Plates” and send it to the printer. It is astonishing to look at all 383 plates (or 382, depending on how you count them). From … Continue reading

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‘By Hand & Eye’ Animations

Here you can download the geometry animations discussed in “By Hand & Eye” by George Walker and Jim Tolpin. There are a variety of ways to download them to your computer or watch them. Download the following .zip file. After … Continue reading

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Download: Free Plans for the Knockdown Nicholson Workbench

Thanks to woodworker Donna R. Hill, you can download a free SketchUp drawing – or a pdf version – of the knockdown workbench I built a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the video in case you missed it. Donna (some … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Litter Box

While some critics put my work on par with cat poo, few have ever considered that my work could actually contain and control feline fecal matter. But reader John Notis of Portland, Ore., is a visionary. While he prefers a … Continue reading

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3 Lost Art Press Products for Christmas

We are the only publishing company I know of that doesn’t have a release schedule for our books. When they are done, they go to press. No sooner. So it’s amusing to me that it looks like we are going … Continue reading

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French Oak Roubo Project – Register Now

The Benchcrafted brothers have officially opened registration for the French Oak Roubo Project II, which will be held Nov. 8-14, 2015 (that’s next November). If that’s all you need to hear, click on over to the Benchcrafted site here and … Continue reading

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Caleb James’s Knockdown Nicholson Workbench

Caleb James, a planemaker and chairmaker in Greenville, S.C., built a very cool knockdown Nicholson workbench earlier this year that inspired me to design a version for myself. His breaks down into fewer pieces than mine, but what is most … Continue reading

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