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

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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Update on Deluxe Edition of Roubo

We hope to have some copies of the deluxe edition of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” to sell to customers once we ship out all of the copies that have already been sold and paid for. We are not … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Gates of Hell (and our New Book)

Readers of this page have often seen the logo for Lost Art Press, a pair of dividers. This was developed from an image in one of the plates Joseph Moxon published in the joinery volume in his “Mechanick Exercises.” Chris … Continue reading

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Roubo Translation: Now it is Your Turn

When we released “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” at Woodworking in America this weekend, there was one recurring comment from the customers: “I bet you are proud and happy to see this released.” My response was entirely undiplomatic. “Actually, … Continue reading

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