If you are on the fence about ordering Peter Galbert’s “Chairmaker’s Notebook,” here is a nice sample of the book: Chapter 19 on carving the seat of a Windsor chair.
As Peter points out in the book, one of the coolest and somewhat mysterious parts of building a Windsor is carving the seat. The tools and processes seem foreign – it’s almost like sculpture.
As you’ll see in this chapter, it is a straightforward process with discrete steps. And it’s something you can wrap your head around thanks to the Peter’s drawings and the details.
You can download a pdf of the chapter using the following link. You don’t have to “register” or do anything silly. Just click the link and the chapter will begin downloading to your computer.
“Chairmaker’s Notebook” is available in the Lost Art Press store in both digital and hardcover formats. Domestic customers receive free shipping if they order before March 20, 2015, which is the day the book will ship from the printer.
Also, the following retailers have indicated they will stock “Chairmaker’s Notebook:” Lee Valley Tools, Tools for Working Wood, Highland Woodworking, Henry Eckert Fine Tools in Australia and Classic Hand Tools in the UK. Links to our retailers can be found here.
— Christopher Schwarz