While not particularly woodworking, he uses wood in many of his jigs and clamps and presses. Too, he calls his operation “Quercus Press,” and Quercus, as we all know is the genus of the oak trees. It looks like the covers are glued over white oak boards as well. Moreover, though, this video is simply a maker’s dream. From the old linotype machine whirring and clanking away to line up type as he presses keys, to the vaults of old engravings he gained access to, to the many clever, old-world machines and techniques he and his helpers used to print up his tome, my eyes were wide with info overload and joy through the whole thing. I suspect many of you will enjoy it every bit as much, and so I share.
Deluxe editions – 26 in all – went for $4600 a pop. He had a few cheaper alternatives from there, all still expensive. Affordable reproductions – regular, machine-made books with reproduced contents – are only about $35.
-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator