This annual publication celebrates the preservation, research and restoration of historic furniture. Its multi-disciplinary approach brings together the perspectives of furniture makers, conservators and scholars to span woodworking past and present, with focus on pre-industrial tools and methods. This issue contains an in-depth examination of two antique high chairs, as well as an article by Garrett Hack, offering his insights into the use of templates.
Joshua Klein gives detailed instruction on building and using a spring-pole lathe, Danielle Rose Byrd presents a thought-provoking essay on the role of artistry in the creation of functional objects, and Vic Tesolin reviews R. Bruce Hoadley's Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques and Collectibles.
There is also an interview with Drew Langsner and Kenneth Kortemeier, as well as contributions by Shelley Cathcart and Amy Griffin, Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney, Jim McConnell and others. More like a book than a typical magazine, it is printed on heavy stock paper and richly illustrated with color photos. Sold as a single issue, not a subscription.
Softcover, 144 pages, 2017.