Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Welcome to 1839!

Many of you visitors are likely here from the kickstarter campaign.  While I will be posting project updates there, this will also be a general record of my experience working through the 1839 book, "The Joiner and Cabinetmaker".  I'll be building the three projects detailed in the book using historically correctish tools and techniques.  Huge thanks to Chris Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz for not only republishing the book and adding their own incredible volumes of information, but also for their personal support while putting this together.  Anyone interested in traditional woodworking needs to visit lostartpress.com as well as toolsforworkingwood.com if they have not already.

I'm still in the process of completing construction on my shop space and securing the minimal toolkit needed to complete the projects.  In the event that the kickstarter campaign fails, I will press onward with what I have, though progress might be slower.

I look forward to sharing the experience with you, and welcome to the shop!


  1. Hi Robert,

    Congratulations on reaching your funding goal!

  2. Thanks Steve - its been an amazing and humbling experience. I hope you'll stick around to watch the projects come together.


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