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

Want to see a Fancy Bookstand?

The folding bookstand in A.-J. Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier” is nice, but not nearly as fancy as the one I unearthed today while reorganizing my office. This bookstand is shown in “L’Enseignement Professionnel du Menuisier” (book 1) by Léon Jamin. … Continue reading

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Morphing

Now that I have completed the first and most intense step of editing and annotating the raw transliteration manuscript for “To Make as Perfectly As Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making,” aka R2, my attentions will turn to and eventually be … Continue reading

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New in Store: ‘To Make as Perfectly as Possible’ PDF

“To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” is now available for download in the Lost Art Press store. The cost is $19 and the file is in PDF format. Click here to order. International customers can order the … Continue reading

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Deluxe Roubo Live in the Store

Domestic customers can purchase the book via this link. International customers should send an e-mail to john@lostartpress.com

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Is ‘Ginormous’ a French Word?

Being a tad  old fashioned in many respects, I need a physical piece of paper to read and write on when editing, revising and annotating “To Make As Perfectly As Possible: Roubo On Furniture Making,” or as we call it … Continue reading

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85 Copies of the Deluxe Roubo Book Available

After sending out all of the copies of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” to customers, we have 85 copies remaining to sell. We will sell these on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon EST Monday, … Continue reading

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Shipping Update: ‘To Make as Perfectly as Possible’

John Hoffman says that – except for a few international orders – all of the pre-ordered copies of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” are in the hands of the U.S. Postal Service. That means if you … Continue reading

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Roubo T-shirts for Canada

Canadians can now order our “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” T-shirts through our Zazzle.ca store. The T-shirts use exactly the same design as the shirts we sell in the Lost Art Press store. The images are printed on 100-percent … Continue reading

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‘Getting Inlaid Since 1769’ Shirts Now Available

To celebrate the release of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry,” we have created this short-sleeve T-shirt screen printed on a gray American Apparel garment. The shirt features a detail from one of the plates from the … Continue reading

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The Exciting Conclusion to the Horse Waste Dye Experiment

Woodworker Jonas Jensen finished making his horse-based dye from “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” and has posted the results on his blog here. The dye, according to A.-J. Roubo, is made by straining horse urine through horse dung. The … Continue reading

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