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

David Savage on ‘The Book of Plates’

Furniture maker David Savage has posted a review of “The Book of Plates” on his blog today. I wasn’t sure what he would think of the book. His furniture is so incredibly contemporary, that it would be easy for a … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Get This

Sweet mother of mercy I have been waiting a long time to post this entry. Question: Do you want a polissoir that looks and works exactly like the one shown in Roubo’s 18th-century masterwork? Answer: Why yes, I do. Click … Continue reading

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The Book of Plates of Books

I get asked a lot: Why is it called “The Book of Plates?” Couldn’t you have called it “Roubo’s Drawings” or something. What does the book have to do with dinnerware? The drawings in “l’Art du menuisier” were produced by … Continue reading

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A Message from the Wing-nut Ducks

Suzanne Ellison prepared this montage of swimming ducks from A.-J. Roubo’s “The Book of Plates” (plates 98, 294, 319 and 349) to remind you that you have only a day or so to order “The Book of Plates” and have … Continue reading

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Thank You ‘Book of Plates’

Whether or not you purchase “l’Art du Menuisier: The Book of Plates” makes no difference to me personally. I have my copy, and it is making my woodworking life more interesting. Today I finished up the first edit of the … Continue reading

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‘The Book of Plates’ and ‘The Custom Box’

At long last (thank you USPS), I received a box of the production-bound copies of “The Book of Plates.” Like many readers on Twitter and Instagram, I was smitten. It is a bit intoxicating to hold, page through and examine. … 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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