Category Archives: Roubo Translation

Update: ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’

Our warehouse has almost finished packing up all the domestic pre-publication orders for the deluxe version of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making.” The packaged books should be picked up and headed out to their final destinations … Continue reading

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First Look: Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’

After an astonishing amount of work from people on two continents – not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment – a surprise showed up at the front door today. It was a FedEx driver in a big … Continue reading

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Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’ Headed Our Way

We’ve just received word from the bindery that the deluxe edition of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making” will leave New Mexico on Monday morning and should arrive in our warehouse on Tuesday. Once it arrives, we … Continue reading

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The 18th-century Shoulder Knife

This is an excerpt from “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” by  André-Jacob Roubo; translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. One of the joys of researching the old ways of doing things is that every … Continue reading

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On Sale: Roubo ‘Pied du Roi’ Rulers

When translating Andre Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier,” we debated converting all of his dimensions to U.S. Customary Units or metric. After some discussion, we decided to leave them as-is for the same reason that we tried to maintain Roubo’s writing … Continue reading

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Last Call for Subscribers

The opportunity to be listed as a subscriber in the deluxe version of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” ends at midnight tonight. After midnight, that door is closed. During the last few weeks we’ve received some pushback … Continue reading

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A Video Tour of a Deluxe Roubo Book

If you have never seen one of our deluxe versions of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry,” this tour will give you a small taste of the scale of the book and the quality of its components. … Continue reading

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