Once you understand chairmaking, then odd and compound angles become child's play. You will know how wood works in a deeper way (and how to exploit it). And you will gain access to an arsenal of open-ended tools, such as the drawknife, that will fundamentally change the way you work plus expand the shapes and surfaces you can produce.
At 406 pages, "Chairmaker's Notebook" is an in-depth look at the craft from the hand of a professional chairmaker, teacher and artist. During the last 15 years, Galbert has developed process, tools and ways of understanding joinery that have simplified the way people build chairs using hand tools. He has traveled the world to teach his techniques to other chairmakers. And he spent more than three years drawing out every step of the process for the illustrations in "Chairmaker's Notebook."
The result is a book on chairmaking that starts with understanding a single stick you would find on a walk in the woods and takes you into advanced areas of the chair craft that no other book has ventured.
Like all Lost Art Press book, "Chairmaker's Notebook" is produced entirely in the United States. The text is printed on heavy #80 matte paper, its signatures are sewn together and then bound in cloth tape to last several lifetimes. The book is hardbound, covered in cloth and a heavy full-color dust jacket.
Classic Hand Tools are pleased to offer this new book from Lost Art Press which has been 3 years in the making - we are sure it will be a fine addition to the Lost Art Press stable of books.