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LostArtPress on InstagramTypical band clamps aren’t beefy enough to close up massive bench joints. Some students @benchcrafted’s French Oak Roubo project used heavy duty ratchet clamps from their trucks. Genius.It was not uncommon for 18th- and 19th-century cabinetmakers’ shops to have benches built into the perimeter of the walls. Not only did this economize valuable floor space, but it also provided extra rigidity. The Samuel Wing shop in Sandwich, Mass. Note that the bench is attached to the wall with no back legs. – Image courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village. — from “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847)” by Joshua A. Klein @mortise_and_tenon_mag #Hands_Employed_ArightThe only jointer fence I love and trust.
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Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation
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
It was never supposed to happen like this, but I’m a believer in fate. During the last seven days we have closed the books – so to speak – on two of the projects that have dogged us every day … Continue reading
Good news: The printing plant has completed the standard edition of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” more than two weeks ahead of schedule. The book will arrive in the warehouse on Monday and will almost certainly ship … Continue reading
Last night at dinner I laid out the finances involved in printing the deluxe “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture,” and I think I saw the blood drain out of my wife’s face – just a little bit. … Continue reading
We will begin taking pre-publication orders for the deluxe version of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” at noon Eastern time on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The book will be $550, which includes delivery in the U.S. International customers … Continue reading
Don Williams says his love of learning was probably fostered by the fact that his father was going through seminary when he was a child. Don grew up in a household without television. Instead, his family listened to classical music … Continue reading