“Ingenious Mechanicks: Early Workbenches & Workholding” will ship from the printer’s docks on April 4, and that will be the last day you can get a free PDF of the book with your order.
The book is $39, which includes free domestic shipping and the instant pdf download. After Thursday, the pdf will cost $19.50 extra if ordered with the printed book.
The No. 1 question about this book has been: What the heck is it about? Basically, I took my short book on Roman workbenches that we published last year and expanded it greatly with lots of new research done on the ground in Italy and Germany.
And, in the process of expanding it, the book became more about the ingenious early workholding that Suzanne Ellison and I dug up than the benches themselves.
If you’d like to read a free preview of the book, check out this entry.
Soon we’ll have a complete list of our retailers that will carry the book.
— Christopher Schwarz