We are happy to let you know that Texas Heritage Woodworks is now making handmade slipcases that keep “The Woodworker’s Pocket Book” handy in your tool chest or tool cabinet.
Made with 14 oz. waxed cotton canvas and #69 bonded nylon thread, the slipcases install easily on any wooden surface thanks to the four brass eyelets and included #6-5/8” slotted screws. The slipcase is designed specifically for the “Pocket Book,” which slips in and out easily, and holds it securely on a tool chest’s lid or cabinet door.
Like everything from Texas Heritage Woodworks, the slipcase is made by hand in their shop in Menard, Texas. It will easily last as long as the book and your tool chest.
We love them. I installed one on the lid of my Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Megan installed one on the lid of her tool chest and also installed one on the lid of a Dutch Tool Chest she is constructing for her forthcoming book.
Note that all proceeds from the slipcase (which is $25) go to Jason Thigpen and his family at Texas Heritage. Lost Art Press isn’t taking any royalties. We think the world of Jason and his family and the work that they produce. Even if you don’t need a slipcase, we encourage you to check out the company’s tool rolls, aprons and leather goods.
We are currently sold out of “The Woodworker’s Pocket Book” in our store. Another press run is in the works, but we don’t expect to be restocked until mid-April. However, several of our retailers have stock, and we encourage you to support them. All of these retailers had stock or were taking pre-orders as of today.
— Christopher Schwarz
16 thoughts on “Pockets for ‘The Woodworker’s Pocket Book’”
Because it’s Texas Heritage, they look amazing. I’ll be ordering one. If the work was yours, I was going to add a sparky comment about mixing copper rivets with brass screws. But I won’t.
I’m glad you got together with them on this. Good on both of you.
So, this will hold the book securely even if it’s upside down(ish) on the underside of a closed Dutch tool chest, such that it’s perfectly upright when open?
What a pair ! LAP have outdone themselves ( again ) This set would look great in my tool chest . Do you know if Lee Valley , or any other Canadian vendor, is carrying the book ?
Lee Valley will be selling it. I don’t know when.
Thanks , and it was added to their website this morning ! My order is in
Sweet, thanks for the heads-up! I’ve been waiting for this book to show up there.
when will the pocket book be printed?
We have sold out of the first run. The second run will be back in stock in mid-April. Highland Woodworking and Tools for Working Wood both have stock (as mentioned in the blog entry).
just ordered mine .
a Little off topic but the Irish chair that I ask you for the number on is in glue up stage. I have posted pics on my FB page. ( the country woodwright ) today is get it ready for paint.
Awesome! I took a look at the tool rolls etc, and am Eyeing some of those for my turning tools and possibly chisels for my someday to be started dutch toolchest.
I did notice that pocket in a previous blog post and was wondering about that.
This is exceedingly nice, even though this takes the good old woodworker’s paradox (you buy tools to build something to house your tools – and so on ad infinitum) to the next level:
You buy a book for knowing how to use the tools that you use to build a tool chest that you then buy a sleeve for to house the book 😉
It looks really pretty, by the way!
Chris: you might consider making one of these workbooks as a blank, for the ones of us that write a lot of stuff down and lose the little spiral notebooks. I make my own shellac and hide glue and assundry bit of info that I want or need to retain someplace besides my old head. Thanks
Are there any plans to produce the book with metric measurements in a future version? This would, respectfully, be far more useful to the rest of the world and may even help encourage adoption of metric units in the US
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