Writing Updates


This week Michele and I finished reviewing three little sections of With All the Perfection Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making.  As far as I know this will be our last contact with the manuscript and the production schedule has been penciled in.  I expect that our next contact with the project will be when we hold the bound book in our hands.  We are delighted at this development, as our first work on this volume goes back almost five years.  As compelling as Roubo is, I must admit that it does get tiresome after the umpteenth time reading and revising.  Michele has begun work on the next volume in the series, and I will jump on board sometime late next year to begin massaging it into comprehensible contemporary woodworker-ese.


Next, I’m about halfway done with a first draft of the text for the Period Finisher’s Manual, and expect to turn my attentions to executing and photographing the finishing processes described therein sometime in early Spring 2017.  I am targeting, in my mind at least, having this manuscript completed early 2018.


Finally, I’m almost done with the first draft of my next Popular Woodworking article, titled “Faux Urushi.”  This will be a step-by-step exposition on my work using marine epoxy and similar materials to recreate and replicate urushi lacquerwork.  I expect to send a completed draft to my pal MikeM in a few days for his always helpful editorial input.  I cannot recall which issue this article will be in, but I’ll be done with it in about three weeks.

And the cast comes off my arm in six days and ten hours, not that I’m counting or anything.