Good work the chairmaking life of john brown is a book that when i first laid my hands on it i was not so sure i would want to read. Brown had begun writing for the magazine during issue 13 i believe which was the november 1993 issue.
We purchased the rights to reprint.
Good woodworking magazine john brown. 17 structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the wood awards 2020 shortlist read full story what is in the new issue of the woodworker inc good woodworking magazine as we work out way towards the end of 2020 we aim to bring you the perfect mix of woodworking and woodturning projects together with some fantastic tests of. Nick gibbs his editor from good woodworking magazine. Aimed at the novice john based the features around a kit of tools he put together from the axminster catalogue building projects for the workshop along the way.
Good work the chairmaking life of john brown also allows john brown sometimes called jb to speak for himself. It was called the john brown column and discussed mostly chairmaking but with all hand tools. In the october 2020 issue of wood news norm reid reviews christopher williams s book good work the chairmaking life of john brown.
Lost art press purchased the rights to reprint 19 of john brown s best columns from good woodworking the ones that inspired devotion provoked anger or caused people to change their lives. After all i had just read another book about an english woodworking magazine columnist and more of the same did not seem especially appealing. I first encountered his column in good woodworking in the mid 1990s.
David sears his nephew. Good work also allows john brown sometimes called jb to speak for himself. And matty sears one of his sons who is now a toolmaker all offer their views of john brown and his work.
Anne sears john brown s second wife. Good work the chairmaking life of john brown is a book that when i first laid my hands on it i was not so sure i would want to read. Around the same time we managed to persuade him to join chairman brown us rather reluctantly on the good woodworking stand at the axminster show.
Or more to the point i was pretty sure it was a book i could let pass me by.