We have received 25 leather bound versions of By Hand & Eye and they look great. They were bound by the Ohio Book Store in Cincinnati and just made it to the LAP warehouse. The price is $195 (yes binding in leather is expensive) which includes shipping. They will be sold on a first come basis.
In an effort to bring this book to a wider audience we are having woodworkers come show their favorite techniques from the book. This video shows Tim’s favorite which was the mortise block. To quote Tim “that has really helped me chop a slot.”
This week at The Woodwright’s School, we had a new “first” when it comes to making Anarchist’s Tool Chests.
All 10 students (plus the instructor) had their tool chest carcases assembled by the end of the day Tuesday, the second day of class.
To what do I attribute this success?
Thanks to Bill Anderson of Edwards Mountain Woodworks and Megan Fitzpatrick of Popular Woodworking Magazine (not to mention Roy Underhill himself), we’ve been able to keep the students on the straight and narrow. Stopping trouble before it starts. Serving them tea. Rubbing their loins with the balms of forbidden trees. And whelming them – not underwhelming, not overwhelming.
— Christopher Schwarz