All morning John and I struggled to get “The Anarchist’s Design Book” from the bindery and into our hands. Then this afternoon we got a simple message: “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” (the other book we’re working on) has shipped from the printer and is on its way to our warehouse.
With any luck, “The Woodworker” books will arrive in the warehouse tomorrow and we can begin shipping our pre-publication orders on Friday or Monday.
Plus we should have copies of both volumes at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event and the opening of our storefront on March 11-12.
Setting my ego aside, “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” is a tie with our Roubo translation for the most important work we’ve published. The two volumes of “The Woodworker” are more than 800 pages of detailed information you simply will not find anywhere else.
Editing this project was both an obligation and a delight during these last eight years. And I cannot wait for you to see them.
— Christopher Schwarz