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With All the Precision Possible
Highland Item # 204758
Author: Andre Jacob Roubo


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With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture. Author, André-Jacob Roubo

Edited by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán and Philippe Lafargue.

Representing a decade of work by an international team, this book is the first English translation of the 18th-century masterpiece: "l´art du Menuisier" by André-Jacob Roubo. This is Lost Art Press' second volume of Roubo's writing and covers woodworking tools, the workshop, joinery and building furniture.

In addition to the translated text and images from the original, With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture also includes five contemporary essays on Roubo's writing by craftsmen Christopher Schwarz, Don Williams, Michael Mascelli, Philippe Lafargue and Jonathan Thornton.

Roubo on Furniture is filled with insights into working wood and building furniture that are difficult or impossible to find in both old and modern woodworking books. Unlike many woodworking writers of the 18th century Roubo was a traditionally trained and practicing joiner. He interviewed fellow craftsmen from other trades to gain a deep and nuanced view of their practices. He learned to draw, so almost all of the illustrations in this book came from his hand. These facts are important because many early woodworking books are filled with information that is not quite right and drawings that were made by non-woodworkers. This is not the case with Roubo. No matter what sort of woodworking you do or your skill level, we think Roubo on Furniture will expand greatly your knowledge of how fine furniture was (and still should be) built.

Like all Lost Art Press books, Roubo on Furniture is made entirely in the United States with quality binding and materials. All of the acid-free pages are sewn together and then bonded with a fiber tape so the book will not fall apart. The cover is a heavy and stiff board covered with cotton cloth.

The first volume of Roubo's work, "To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry", covers a wide range of topics essential to hand tool woodworking. Grinding and sharpening tools, selecting wood, staining and finishing, building a workbench, and constructing a clock-case are just a few examples.


472 pages, Hardcover

Notice to residents of California: Please read our Proposition 65 warning.

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