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‘The Woodworker Vol. III, Joinery’ Ships this Week

I picked up two cases of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years, Vol. III, Joinery” in Indiana today so we’ll have it at the Lost Art Press storefront on Dec. 10 – our final open day for 2016. The … Continue reading

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Plate 287. Sections Appropriate for Angled Panels and for Friezes

This is an excerpt from “Roubo on Marquetry” by André-Jacob Roubo; translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. Cabinetry panels are ordinarily surrounded by friezes, whether of the same wood oriented in different directions, or in compositions, … Continue reading

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‘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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