Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation

Question About ‘The Book of Plates’

Jason writes: I have a question for you about your announcement of “The Book of Plates.” I have already purchased the first installment that Lost Art Press has published on marquetry, and I plan to get the one on furniture … Continue reading

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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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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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Look Mom, I Made the Cover

Even though I’ve been writing for newspapers and magazines for 25 years, it’s still a thrill to be on the cover or the front page. This month, a campaign-style bookcase I built for a customer is on the cover of … Continue reading

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A Short Boullework Movie

Some of the marquetry and boullework in “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” might seem out of reach for your skills. Or perhaps you haven’t seen the beautiful result of this technique. In any case, head over to Yannick Chastang’s … Continue reading

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A Milestone for ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’

Except for the last few pages being batted back and forth between Michele, Philippe and me, the translated and edited manuscript for “To Make As Perfectly As Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making” now resides in Chris Schwarz’s lap. Given the … Continue reading

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Years Later, I Met Them in Person

  The Internet is a strange and absolutely wonderful place. You can have productive and involved relationships with people you have never met. I have heard that people even find intimacy (note, you will never find those photos of me … Continue reading

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