|Review by mafe||posted 08-20-2011 05:30 PM||2890 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
ROUBO – L’ART DU MENUISIER EN BATIMENT
Dealer (other interesting scanned books):
This is a photographed version of the full book with planches and all.
It is a French seller from E-bay.
After seeing planches from the Roubo book in France, and reading all the hype around this Roubos registration of tools, carpentry and furniture I decided to take a look at the real deal.
The original book can still be bought antique but are usually quite expensive, so this is a chance to see what you want to see for a fair price.
I can imagine the once buying this book will mostly be the people who are on the Roubo workbench wave, and to study this version is excellent.
The only negative is that it is photographs of pages opened so you see the shadow of the bend.
(Ohh yes and the book is in French, so if you don’t read French you will have to stick to the pictures).
As a book for understanding old tools in Europe, here France or as a study to building a ‘Roubo’ bench this is a great buy.
I will only give it three stars because I think this book is only interesting for the few.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.