A Frenchman in Fort Mitchell

Editing of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” is in full swing this week, and our house has been overcome by the process.

The 1977 reprint volumes of “L’Art du Menuisier” have transformed our bedroom into a library. There’s no better way to page through the books (including the 18th-century originals) than on our bed with the boards supported by pillows.

All our extra hard drive space is filled with backups and more backups of digital images. I even looked for a hard drive at Kroger this morning.

To process the photos, manipulate the line scans, edit the text and compare it to the original, I have all our computer screens crammed with the book. Laptop is on my lap and the desktop is on my desk. A. J. Roubo’s shoulder knives are stacked on the dresser. Polissoirs are propping up an extra 4-terabyte drive.

And speaking of Roubo, are you going to be in Cincinnati for Woodworking in America next week? Are you free that Friday night? If the answer to both questions is “yes,” then stay tuned to the blog tomorrow for a special Lost Art Press event we’re planning.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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11 Responses to A Frenchman in Fort Mitchell

  1. WooWoo!!!

  2. Torch02 says:

    You have my rapt attention, for tomorrow

  3. lee marshall says:

    Save me a seat!
    Lee (the saw guy)

  4. Bill Clift says:

    Hard drive at Krogers??? I have a hard drive to Krogers anytime my wife forces me to go to the grocery store!! Glad to see you are in this up to your a**hole…. that’s armhole for you guys with minds in the gutter! Can’t wait to see this hit the street. Happy editing!

  5. burbidge says:

    How many volumes is this going to be?!

  6. tjhenrik says:

    Yes. Yes. Yesssss!!

  7. Patrick says:

    Did you stumble upon a bench jig in the old text that will hold an IPA and you’re going to demonstrate its use to the masses?

  8. Floss says:

    For such a special event would you be wearing moccasin shoes or boots?


  9. Justin says:

    Q: How do you keep a moron in suspense?
    A: I’ll Tell you later!

    Is that how this is? Tease us all with this special announcement? How rude…haha.

    But seriously man, quit holding out! 🙂

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