Category Archives: Roman Workbenches

To Herculaneum

No matter how much you read about a person, a piece of furniture or a place, the real thing is always different. Today, Narayan Nayar and I visited Herculaneum, the doomed coastal city in Italy that has changed the way … Continue reading

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Chris vs. the Volcano

I leave for Naples, Italy, in the morning to research Roman workbenches, which is a shocking sentence to write. When I wrote my first book on workbenches, I had never seen an ancient French workbook in person. I’d never used … Continue reading

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What Does Letterpress Look Like?

Roman Workbenches from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo. During the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event last weekend several attendees mentioned how they loved that our books were printed via letterpress. I had to correct them because that’s absolutely not the case. We … Continue reading

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Build a Guitar on a Roman Workbench

Reader Marcello Kozik sent us a fantastic video of guitars being made on Roman workbenches in Brazil. Take a look at all the ingenious ways the bench is used – including resawing. Be sure to watch to the end when … Continue reading

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‘Roman Workbenches’ on Press

Brian Stuparyk at Steam Whistle Letterpress is cranking up his Vandercook proofing press today to print the 500 copies of “Roman Workbenches.” I spent some time with him this morning as he adjusted the press for the run – tracking … Continue reading

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‘Roman Workbenches’ Going on Press

Unless something goes awry, Brian Stuparyk at Steam Whistle Letterpress plans to start printing the pages for “Roman Workbenches” this week. The plates are in. The paper is in. Now it’s just a matter of putting the two together on … Continue reading

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Update: Hayward, Roubo and the Romans

We have new information on these three Lost Art Press projects for you this Monday: The Woodworker, The Charles H. Hayward Years, Vol. IV, The Shop & Furniture The final book in our series from “The Woodworker” is supposed to … Continue reading

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