Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation

‘Roubo on Furniture Making:’ An Update and a Change in Title

It was a grueling week at the Appalachian Shangri-la as Michele and I spent more than 40 hours reviewing the page proofs of “Roubo on Furniture Making;” me reading aloud every jot and tittle (including punctuation and typography), while she … Continue reading

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Heavy Mail, or 10 Days of Reviewing ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’

Just as expected the UPS truck arrived this afternoon with a hefty box, inside of which was the three-ring binder with the 434 pages of text from the next offering in the “Roubo” series. Once we are done reviewing it … Continue reading

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Work Badly Made

“(W)ork badly made is always too expensive.” — A.-J. Roubo, “l’Art du menuisier” I’m finishing up the editing on “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture.” On Wednesday it goes back tot he translation team to review our … Continue reading

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A Thank You to the Roubo Editors

The vast majority of the headaches I’ve suffered in my life have been caused by one thing: editing. Though it might seem like fun – sitting down and reading hundreds of pages of writing about woodworking – I assure you … Continue reading

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Cheeky Chairs and Brazen Birds

As I work on the index for “Roubo on Furniture” my appreciation for Monsieur Roubo continues to grow. Through the efforts of the translation team Roubo’s voice comes through and he certainly has opinions. Between explanations of how to use … Continue reading

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Reminder: We Edit Roubo on Saturday

This Saturday we’ll be opening up the Lost Art Press storefront for business and for making a little bit of history. We are in the final throes of editing “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture” and are … Continue reading

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Come Help Make Roubo ‘As Perfect as Possible’

During our next open day for our storefront, Aug. 13, we’re throwing a special “reading party” for the forthcoming “Roubo on Furniture.” You’ll get an advance look at the book and get to read some of the great stuff the … Continue reading

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