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I Feel You, Monsieur Roubo

“One should place a drawer at the end of the bench so that the workers can close up their minor tools like gouges, compasses, etc. There are even shops where the benches are finished with planks/panels all around [a closed … Continue reading

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The French Oak Roubo Project III

People of Earth: If you want to make a workbench that exceeds all your functional and aesthetic desires, I have but one recommendation: The French Oak Roubo Project III. The building session runs from Oct. 14-18 in Barnesville, Ga., in … Continue reading

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Another Award for the Deluxe Roubo Edition

At Lost Art Press, we don’t enter contests or seek awards for publishing, design, woodworking or… anything, really. (The reason we don’t do this is complicated. Buy me a bucket of beer some time, and I might tell you.) Despite … Continue reading

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Building ‘The Other Roubo Bookstand’

A week or two ago, I put up a short post and video about “The Other Roubo Bookstand,” a project taken from the plate 331 of André Jacob Roubo’s “l’Art du Menuisier,” scaled to hold the beautiful deluxe edition of the … Continue reading

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The Other Roubo Bookstand

No doubt many of you are familiar with the famous one-piece bookstand from plate 331 of Roubo’s “With All Precision Possible” popularized by Roy Underhill. This past week, we decided to build a nice bookstand for the shop copy of … Continue reading

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Roubo on Upholstery

This is an excerpt from “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” by André-Jacob Roubo;  translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue.  So Roubo could not very well do a comprehensive book on furniture making without including some mention … Continue reading

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Trailer for ‘Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power’

Above is a trailer for our video “Roubo Workbench: By Hand & Power” that Will Myers and I shot earlier this year. If you are thinking about building a French workbench using a giant slab, you might find the 4-hour-long … Continue reading

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Update: ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’

Our warehouse has almost finished packing up all the domestic pre-publication orders for the deluxe version of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making.” The packaged books should be picked up and headed out to their final destinations … Continue reading

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Update on Shipping Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’

We’re eager to ship out copies of the deluxe “Roubo on Furniture Making,” but are still waiting for the custom boxes to be delivered to our warehouse. Note: When I write “custom boxes” I am referring to cardboard shipping containers, … Continue reading

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First Look: Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’

After an astonishing amount of work from people on two continents – not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment – a surprise showed up at the front door today. It was a FedEx driver in a big … Continue reading

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