A lit of things I hadn’t thought about and very clever. Thanks Bob and thank you Roubo.
When the name Andre Roubo is mentioned, most people’s first thoughts are of a massive workbench. However, when you delve into the myriad of plates that were published as part of Roubo’s series of volumes on the many different facets of woodcraft, you will immediately realize that these books are about so much more than a workbench.
Plate 14 from Roubo’s Volume on Furniture Making
My first introduction to Roubo came a little over a decade or so ago, just a few years after I sold most of my power tools and machines. At the time I was engrossed in Moxon and Nicholson, but I was looking for more than what those two books were providing. Somehow, during an internet search of old books on woodworking, I came across a bunch of PDFs of plates from an old French woodworking book. I couldn’t read French, so I couldn’t understand any of the…
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