Category Archives: Roubo Translation

‘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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Good News & Bad News on ‘The Book of Plates’

Recently John and I examined our inventory numbers and reviewed our plans for reprints in the coming year. After much thought, we decided not to reprint “The Book of Plates” when we run out of copies. It is simply too … Continue reading

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‘Different Sorts of Sections Appropriate for Infilling Panels’

This is an excerpt from “Roubo on Marquetry” by André-Jacob Roubo. Translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. The translators’ additions to the text are in brackets. Roubo’s asides are in parentheses. Figure 4 represents a composition with … 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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The Benefits of Mandatory Inactivity

Editor’s note: The following is a special update from Don Williams on his forthcoming To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making. For those of you unfamiliar with Don, he is the mastermind behind our editions of Roubo … Continue reading

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The Spaghetti Bowl

As I recall from years long past there is in Miami a notorious interchange known as “The Spaghetti Bowl,” no doubt the result of some distant urban planner making a dot on a map and saying, “This is where all … Continue reading

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