For those of you who missed my blog entries on Pégas blades (here), the bad news is that Tools for Working Wood is temporarily sold out of these outstanding, durable and less-expensive Swiss-made coping-saw blades.
The good news is that Knew Concepts now has 60 packages of the 18-point skip-tooth blades, which they are selling for only $5 per dozen. Go here. I cannot say enough good things about these blades.
Also, ShopWoodworking.com now has the four-volume set of “The Practical Woodworker” in the store in paperback. The set is $65 and will ship in late October or early November. If you missed out on the hardback set, which was excellent, this is your chance to add these books to your library.
“The Practical Woodworker” is a collection of writings from early 20th-century authors on handwork. Just about every aspect of the craft is covered in the four books. Need to build a crate? A chicken coop? Learn French polish? It’s all in there. It’s one of the first places I consult when I’m looking for a technique or plan.
Oh, and the other stuff? “l’Art du menuisier: The Book of Plates” goes to the printer on Monday. And Roy Underhill’s “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” is about a week away from the printer. Megan Fitzpatrick, the editor of that book, will post an update on the cover this weekend (right Megan?).
— Christopher Schwarz
5 thoughts on “Pégas Blades, Good Books, Other Stuff”
Uh, shipping is almost twice the cost of the blades? Uh, don’t think so…..
Amazon=9 bucks shipped
Back when, when you had mentioned “l’Art du menuisier: The Book of Plates”, I didn’t realize it would be all of Roubo’s plates. I had thought it was just the plates in the current book. Very exciting that it is all the drawings from all the books.
Second, the discussion of posters. There was one comment made that I feel wasn’t answered very well. During the poster discussion, someone had asked about being able to frame the Roubo plates. The plates are being printed. If a batch is not bound into a book, they could be framed. Just throwing it out there. I plan to buy the book. I would probably buy an unbound set as well.
The cost of shipping in the domestic US priority mail is $6.80.
By the way, all 60 dozen are already gone!
Lee (the saw guy)
Received the dozen I ordered from Amazon today!
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