About 48 hours to go.
As I write this, that is my estimate of when I get to pass off the 40,000 words and 500 pictures of the manuscript for “VIRTUOSO: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley” into the custody of Chris Schwarz and Narayan Nayar, who will respectively edit and illustrate it with sumptuous photographs.
It could not come soon enough, as for the past five months (with the major exception of chopping firewood) I have been pretty much All-Studley-All-The-Time, including the past two months of 16-hour days in Studley-ville. Before that it was five years of Some-Studley-Much-Of-The-Time.
And for a scrawny dead guy, old Henry was getting pretty heavy on my neck.
Despite some unavoidable lacunae (look it up, people, it is a fine and honorable word) in the manuscript because of information I simply have not been able to find yet, as I review the book-in-waiting for the last time it is not an outcome with which I am displeased.
Over to you, Chris and Narayan.
— Don Williams
Editor’s note: “VIRTUOSO: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley” will be available in March 2015.
8 thoughts on “He’s Mighty Heavy for a Scrawny, 171-year-old Dead Man”
Interesting plane tote on the plane above the tool cabinet or is it just a sign?
Thank you for the hard work! Anxious for the final product.
Congratulation and thank you. I had to look up lacunae. It is indeed a fine word and has a nice feel when it comes off the tongue.
Thought I would pass this along since you showed interest in the Studley tool chest.
Is it possible to get this picture in high resolution scan for no-money-maker poster?
That is as high a resolution as I have I’m afraid.
No problem Chris. I’ll give it a shot and see.
The original image was a half tone from a periodical. What you are seeing is an image that has already been reworked extensively just to make it this good (and believe me, it is a GREAT improvement over the original). — DCW
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