In only three days a group of die-hard Roubo enthusiasts will gather at Wyatt Childs' joiner's shop for the French Oak Roubo Project.
After countless hours of tireless prep work and research by numerous individuals over the course of many many months, the build is finally upon us. Everything is in place. All we have to do is show up and get busy making history from history. We all feel a responsibility to do these timbers justice. We hope we live up to that ideal.
Watch for blog posts about the build in the coming days. In the meantime, here are some pictures illustrating some of the production of the personalized bench labels. These were made by printer Wesley Tanner of Passim Editions (Wesley is also responsible for the design of Lost Art Press' Roubo translation, so Wesley's work is quite appropriate here.) These are printed on hand made paper from metal type using Wesley's 1862 Albion handpress. Each participant will receive two labels in case any of us screw up the first one, or if not, suitable for framing. I should add that Wesley is in large providing these labels gratis to all the participants. Wesley, we all owe you.
This is a proof of the label above, followed below by the actual label.