Our reputation for pickiness precedes us. Our prepress service’s quality control people rejected one of the book’s printing forms before it even made it to us for review. This is, in my experience, rare. Usually the prepress service tries to hustle the publisher into accepting whatever comes off the press.
So we’re a few days behind our planned release date. That’s the bad news. The good news is that quality is indeed infectious.*
— Christopher Schwarz
* “Quality is contagious” is John Economaki’s mantra. Hat tip to that.
We have Derek Jones in the shop this week to teach a two-day class in French polishing, and Derek has generously agreed to give a free short demo on the process at 2 p.m. Saturday at our Covington, Ky., storefront.
Derek is the editor of Furniture & CabinetmakingMagazine and runs the Lowfat Roubo site, where he sells tools and offers courses in the U.K. This is his first trip to the United States, and after the class here he heads to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking to teach two courses.
Derek is a wiz at French polishing and an outstanding teacher. His process focuses more on the results than historical dogma. I think you’ll be amazed.