Category Archives: The Joiner & Cabinet Maker

Two-Foot Rules

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz. The two-foot rule was the standard measuring device for woodworking for hundreds of years. The steel tape was likely invented in the 19th century. Its … Continue reading

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Frame Fight: Coping Saws vs. Fret Saws

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and and Joel Moskowitz.  For those of you who chisel out your waste when dovetailing, this section is not for you. Move along. There’s nothing to see … Continue reading

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Clinching Nails

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz.  Clinching (sometimes spelled “clenching”) is when you drive a nail that passes through both thicknesses of wood you are fastening. The tip of … Continue reading

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Free Videos for ‘The Joiner & Cabinet Maker’

The Packing Box from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo. When we published “The Joiner & Cabinet Maker” I had a large number of images that didn’t make it into the book for space reasons. So I put together three narrated slideshows … Continue reading

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The Job of a Cabinet Maker or Joiner

  An excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz.  England, 1839. Victoria has just become Queen of England (1837) and was about to marry Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The Industrial Revolution had begun … Continue reading

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SketchUp Drawings for ‘The Joiner & Cabinet Maker’

Our second book at Lost Art Press was “The Joiner & Cabinet Maker,” a rare and early 19th-century fictional account of an apprenticeship in a rural England shop. It’s a fantastic little book, written by someone who obviously served an … Continue reading

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Get Your Books Signed in Iowa

Several Lost Art Press authors will be available at Handworks to sign your books. If you want to get Don Williams and Narayan Nayar to sign “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley,” they have set up … Continue reading

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