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You can now buy “The Book of Plates” by A.-J. Roubo for just $49 – a significant savings from the regular $120 price. This the first sale we’ve had since we started Lost Art Press in 2007, and it likely will be the last. This is a huge book – 11” x 17”. Printed in the United States on #100 Mohawk paper. Sewn and bound in Michigan. Beautifully made. The book features all of the drawings (called “plates”) from André…

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Book cover, showing the plane till in my basement workshop. If you’d like a copy of my book, Hand Tool Basics, published by Popular Woodworking Books, it’s now available online at ShopWoodworking.com. It’s available in both hardcopy and e-book formats. It’s a direct companion to my video series, Intro to Hand Tools (more information on the series, including the free Part 1 and sample lesson, is at Intro To Hand Tools Downloadable Videos). Whether you want to augment your power tool woodworking with some…

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When we published “The Book of Plates” in 2014, we were under intense pressure from readers who wanted to see all the plates in A.-J. Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier.” Lots of readers suggested we publish the plates by themselves. We resisted that idea at first, but we came around to it in the summer of 2014 over a fried chicken lunch. As it turns out, “The Book of Plates” wasn’t a great idea – financially at least. To make the…

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