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

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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Roubo’s ‘Fathom’ Reborn

I always felt odd building French workbenches using English (or worse) inches. Anyone who has studied the history of measurement knows that there are as many systems of measurement out there as there are cultures and epochs. Surprisingly, many of … Continue reading

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Update: ‘Roubo on Furniture’ & ‘Woodworking in Estonia’

We reached two major milestones this week with both “Woodworking in Estonia” and “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture.” Both are on schedule for a fall release. On Thursday I handed over all the files for “Roubo … Continue reading

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Make a Roubo Grease Box

I have always wanted to make one of these grease boxes for the underside of a workbench. Knowing me, however, I’d probably keep paraffin in it instead of tallow. I learned to handplane using paraffin (which has no smell) as … Continue reading

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Inside Baseball…That is, if Roubo Ever Played Baseball

Many of you have followed the adventures of “To Make As Perfectly As Possible” for years, including the frustrating chaos of our document flow during Roubo on Marquetry. I am happy to say that most of that particular set of … Continue reading

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Green Wood & Workbenches

The question of whether early workbenches were built from green wood or seasoned wood has a simple answer: yes. But what was the common practice? For that question, I turned to A.J. Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier” for the simple reason … Continue reading

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