Reminder: We Edit Roubo on Saturday


This Saturday we’ll be opening up the Lost Art Press storefront for business and for making a little bit of history.

We are in the final throes of editing “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture” and are asking anyone who can rub two participles together to help. Come to the storefront (837 Willard St. Covington, KY 41011) at any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

We’ll give you some pages to edit and a red pen. You’ll get to read the text, look for typos and help us make this project as perfect as possible. Everyone who helps with the project will get free coffee, doughnuts, beer and pizza. And for every plate you edit we have a special Roubo postcard for you.

You are welcome to help edit the text for just one plate or even edit all day (that’s what we’ll be doing).

As per usual, we’ll also have all our books there, plus blemished books (50 percent off – cash only), T-shirts, posters and free stickers. Plus you’ll be able to check out the new Roman workbench I just completed and tinker with its workholding.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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14 Responses to Reminder: We Edit Roubo on Saturday

  1. richmondp says:

    Great idea. I wish you luck with it. If I lived next door, rather than in Seattle, I’d volunteer for sure.

  2. Ruben "Rube" Villanueva says:

    Wish I could be there. Have a beer for me.

  3. gblogswild says:

    No one does this cool stuff in Minnesota….

  4. I live in East Tennessee—a bit too far for a day trip—but have done editorial work for the better part of seven years now. If I can be of any assistance from my remote location, I’d be honored to help out. That goes for any other book you all publish too. I love your work, especially the Anarchist’s Tool Chest.

  5. mpp12013 says:

    Wish I could be there, Chris. I think it would be fun to help out in this way! Best wishes, Michele

  6. I came *This close* to booking a flight for this.
    My wife may have noticed I was gone by nightfall… She already thinks I have an unhealthy obsession.

  7. studioffm says: are involving your community in this important work. I wish i could be there but its a long way from England
    david savage

  8. artisandcw says:

    I look forward to seeing the results and receiving the pages proofs for the final final final review before this puppy gets to press. It has been a very long slog.

    I remember when Chris was visiting us in 2012 and my wife said something like, “If Roubo is so important, why hasn’t anyone done this project before?”

    Chris: “Well, how long have Don and Michele been working on it?”

    Wife: “Oh, several years, maybe four or five.”

    Chris: “That’s why.” Probably unsaid, “Because nobody else was crazy enough to get it done.”

    So now we are almost ten years in and and at least another ten to go.

  9. Brian Clites says:

    Does anyone in greater Cinci have a couch I might crash on? The hotel costs are the only thing holding me back right now from joining the editing party!!!

  10. charlie says:

    i dont got the edidor skillz 4 your txt book. srry i pass 2moro

  11. Shane's Workbench says:

    If only it was a week later, I’m driving right by on my way to North Carolina.

  12. tsstahl says:

    Barring major traffic issues on the way into cinci, I’ll be there.

  13. I’ll head down from Dayton, see you Saturday.

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