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#1 posted 09-29-2021 05:01 PM

Bob -Congratulations!!!

I’ve used your books numerous times for projects, ideas, inspiration, and methods to build things. I’m hoping to have the time to make it to one of your classes. A sincere THANK YOU for all of the time and effort that you spend on your books.

I have a whole stack of your books. Initially, I didn’t know about the publishing racket, but once you mentioned it a while back in one of your LJ posts, I made sure to get the books directly from you. Don’t forget the Sketchup tutorials as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 09-29-2021 09:54 PM

Awesome! After I visited the Gamble house, I went out and purchased your book on Arts and Craft furniture. After reading Chris Schwarz explain how the publishing world works I am more apt to buy directly from your site for my next books.

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#3 posted 09-30-2021 04:38 AM

Thanks to you Bob, your books have shown me the way many times.

I think in retrospect we can say the BOOB who wrecked PWW was indeed world class, and that rag lost some classy writers.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 09-30-2021 12:03 PM

I’ve also found your books to be incredibly helpful, and bought a plan or two from you as well.
I have some experience with the academic publishing world, having published two books, and I always have a good laugh when I get my meager annual royalty checks. But I got a salary for the years’ work the books represent, so I have no expectation to make money from publishing.
Your new book on Byrdcliffe furniture looks fascinating, and I’ll doubtless buy it. I’d be happy to not fund Bezos’s space travel and purchase directly from you, but being in Canada it looks like I don’t have much choice.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#5 posted 09-30-2021 01:02 PM

Thanks Bob, I love your books. Looking forward to reading the Byrdcliff book.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 10-05-2021 05:10 AM

That’s a major milestone. Congratulations.

Your books are exceptional because they show how things were done that worked. Regardless of whether I’m planning a Stickley number this or that, if I want to see how to install a drawer, it’s right there. Your tip for rabbeting drawer guides so they can be tuned with a block plane is one I’ve used many times.

Basically, every fundamental of woodworking is documented in your work.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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