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LostArtPress on InstagramJust posted on the Lost Art Press blog: An excellent profile of Welsh chairmaker Chris Williams (@welshchairmaker) written by our very own Kara Gebhart Uhl (@pleiadesbee). Definitely worth a read.A particularly rude student called this a “vanity project,” as it wasn’t for a customer but for my home. It hurt my feelings for a few hours before I realised he was absolutely correct. It is a vanity. Without vanity, nothing exceptional, nothing special would ever be made. It requires an element of vanity to dream a different dream then try to bring it to life. Vain, maybe; arrogant, sure. I put my hand up to all of that. But this is about inner belief more than anything. I think this piece will be worth all the effort to drag it screaming into the daylight of existence. If I am wrong, it will end up in the dumpster of history. If I am right, someone 200 years from now will appreciate the effort we took to get it “right.” Don’t be afraid of the dumpster of history. — from “The Intelligent Hand” by David Bennington Savage #The_Intelligent_HandBevel gauges are at the heart of my work. Many students have asked for recommendations so I picked up a @blue_spruce_tools bevel gauge. It’s fantastic. Details on our blog. #neversponsored
- Meet the Author: Chris Williams blog.lostartpress.com/2018/11/14/mee… https://t.co/4cHuVnxmY1 5 hours ago
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Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible
You know that this post is going to be about André-Jacob Roubo. But not entirely. For me, woodworking books in the French tradition begin with a title we haven’t been able to publish from the “other André” – André Félibien’s … Continue reading
No doubt many of you are familiar with the famous one-piece bookstand from plate 331 of Roubo’s “With All Precision Possible” popularized by Roy Underhill. This past week, we decided to build a nice bookstand for the shop copy of … Continue reading
The deluxe edition of “Roubo on Furniture” is currently at the bindery in New Mexico. There, in addition to binding the pages, employees are making the custom slipcases for the books. The latest word we have from the bindery is … Continue reading
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