At any idle moment, I dive into editing our massive Charles H. Hayward project. Unfortunately, I am the bottleneck in this project. Megan Fitzpatrick has edited the entire thing and entered most of her changes, but I am far behind her.
Perhaps I’m getting slow because I’m not on the front lines of editing a magazine any more.
In any case, I am deep in the book’s section on planes and enjoying the heck out of it. Maybe that’s the problem.
One of the articles sent me scurrying to my library to check a few sources on the history of the handplane, including a suggestion that the plane evolved from the router. That’s odd. Many other sources have suggested the adze was the stepping stone between the chisel and plane. So I had to look at some early routers (maybe this is what is slowing me down?).
Take a look at the entire article (minus final edits) and get a preview of the nice vintage look we’re using for this massive project, which is weighing in at 891 pages.
And now I’ll stop blogging tonight, which is surely slowing me down.
— Christopher Schwarz