Category Archives: Roman Workbenches

More Translated Text from Hulot on the Roman Workbench

Woodworker, designer, great cook and all-around nice guy Tom Bonamici volunteered to help translate more sections of M. Hulot’s “L’Art du Tourneur Mécanicien” (1775) that deal with the low workbench. I have devoted lots of brainpower to this bench lately, … Continue reading

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Roman Workbenches, in France, for Chairmaking

One of the primary reasons I decided to expand the book “Roman Workbenches” into a larger text was an unexpected gift from Jennie Alexander that was courtesy of John and Eleanor Kebabian. The story starts some months ago when Jennie … Continue reading

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Second Chance for ‘Roman Workbenches’

Thanks to the good work on the press and the bindery, we are going to have about 150 copies of the letterpress version of “Roman Workbenches” to sell in our online store at the end of May 2017. Yesterday, Megan … Continue reading

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A Repair for ‘Roman Workbenches’

If you aren’t satisfied printing out an erratum for page 28 of “Roman Workbenches,” here’s a second repair. I am printing out the two missing lines from page 28 on some leftover Mohawk paper from the press run. I will … Continue reading

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Erratum on ‘Roman Workbenches’

Due to a manufacturing error, two lines of text on page 28 of “Roman Workbenches” did not make it onto the printed page. I have spent the morning trying to figure out how this happened, but my suspicion is it … Continue reading

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Important Stuff About ‘Roman Workbenches’

Good news, everyone. “Roman Workbenches” has arrived in our Indianapolis warehouse and looks stunning. When I got word that it arrived at 2:39 p.m. on Monday I dropped everything and drove to the warehouse to grab some copies. If you … Continue reading

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The Purloined Letter

Today I crashed back – hard – to the United States with little sleep, folders full of photos and memories of the best pizza I’ve eaten. And as I twitched to sleep on the airplane this afternoon or morning or … Continue reading

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