A Few Favorite Images from ‘Chairmaker’s Notebook’

I spent the morning organizing and packing up more than 500 hand-drawn illustrations that Peter Galbert made for “Chairmaker’s Notebook.” Even though John and I have spent about 150 hours scanning and adjusting the images, they are still as remarkable and wonderful as the day we opened the box.

As all the pages went back into their proper portfolios, it became obvious that you could almost build a chair using the images alone – they are that detailed.

To give a feel for the imagery in “Chairmaker’s Notebook,” I made a short video of a few of my favorites from the book, set to music by The Black Twig Pickers.

— Christopher Schwarz

P.S. “Chairmaker’s Notebook” is available for pre-publication ordering in our store with free domestic shipping until March 20, 2015 – the day the book ships from the printer.

Also noteworthy: Lie-Nielsen has agreed to carry the book, as well as the other retailers mentioned earlier: 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.

And finally: A reader noted that our Vimeo videos (and my Vimeo profile) had become populated by some naughty, naughty content. After some digging, it became obvious that having “The Naked Woodworker” in our feed was attracting the smut.

If you encountered this, I apologize. If you missed seeing it, ditto.

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10 Responses to A Few Favorite Images from ‘Chairmaker’s Notebook’

  1. medullaryray says:

    Has Pete and/or LAP considered selling the originals?

  2. edhresko says:

    The illustrations are absolutely amazing. I was flipping through the digital version today and am still floored by how much better the book is with illustrations than I suspect it would be with photographs. Moreover, I love how Peter moves between detailed drawings and the more rough sketches. Those that need detail have it, and those that simply convey a feeling or scene let the reader fill in the details. Fantastic work!

  3. Bob Snyder says:

    Looks good. Can’t wait to see the book when it arrives.

  4. This wait is too painful.

  5. Brian Clites says:

    well, in Vimeo’s defense, this and the Book of Plates are in the broader genre of woodworking porn…

  6. spokeshave27 says:

    Chomping at the chair maker’s spoon bit – just waiting for the book – I now regret not purchasing the digital version.

  7. rondennis303 says:

    I had long suspected that Mr. Siemsen has been trouble.

  8. You crack me up, even my wife thought that was funny…

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