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
10 thoughts on “In a Twist of Fate, ‘The Woodworker’ Ships”
Congratulations, Chris, we appreciate your hard work on our behalf and on behalf of woodworkers everywhere. I have both books on order, and can’t wait to see them. I know you put a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and alcohol into your work, but it in the end, it is all worth it. Thanks again to you and all the fine folks at Lost Art Press. Well done!
Can’t agree more with Martino23. Well done. Really looking forward to getting stuck into reading these beauties.
I look forward to adding this to the ten Hayward books I already have. Hayward is one of the heroes who contributed a huge amount to spreading the word about woodworking, particularly hand tool woodworking. It is an outstanding achievement for LAP to have obtained permission and then to publish this important book.
I say Hayward is the clear winner over Roubo.
Best to save this judgement until the second Roubo work is released. Besides, it’s silly to rank great from greatest.
Nice way to put it. I almost replied yesterday but then I remembered, ‘if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all’.
I didn’t realize we were that close! Very excited. I’ve been following the progress since the beginning.
Rock the F on.
I wish I could go to the opening. But my daughter’s first birthday is that weekend, so there isn’t anything else in the world I’ll be doing. Hope it goes well!
I can’t wait to read this new tome from LAP.
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