Category Archives: The Joiner & Cabinet Maker

Bend and Screw the Hinges for the Schoolbox

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet-Maker” By Anonymous, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz. Good luck finding steel hinges for this project that have the right look and bend in the right place to fit in the partition. I … Continue reading

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‘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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