Category Archives: The Joiner & Cabinet Maker

‘The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker’ Historical Reprint Ships Next Week

After fighting printing plant delays for the last eight months, we received good news on Friday. Our historical reprint of “The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker” was complete and being trucked to our warehouse in Indiana – weeks ahead of schedule. It … Continue reading

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A Change in Plans/Color for ‘The Joiner & Cabinet-Maker’

There was a mixup at the printing plant, and they ordered the wrong color paper for the cover of our special reprint of “The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker.” While we had ordered a dark green for the cover, the printing plant … Continue reading

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New in Store: ‘The Joiner & Cabinet-Maker’ Historical Reprint

You can now place a pre-publication order for our historical reprint of “The Joiner & Cabinet-Maker,” which will ship out in late September. The price is just $12 as a thank-you to everyone who has supported us during the last … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: ‘The Joiner & Cabinet Maker’ Original Text

One of our earliest and favorite books is “The Joiner & Cabinet-Maker,” a fictional early 19th-century account of young Thomas coming of age in a British furniture shop. The book was intended to introduce young people to what the woodworking … Continue reading

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Chisels Needed for Dovetailing

This is an excerpt of “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz.  After years of dovetailing, I noticed that two of my chisels were seeing almost all the action: the 1/4″-wide and a 3/4″-wide tools. I … Continue reading

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Two-Foot Rules

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz. The two-foot rule was the standard measuring device for woodworking for hundreds of years. The steel tape was likely invented in the 19th century. Its … Continue reading

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Frame Fight: Coping Saws vs. Fret Saws

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and and Joel Moskowitz.  For those of you who chisel out your waste when dovetailing, this section is not for you. Move along. There’s nothing to see … Continue reading

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