With the publication of Joseph Moxon’s “Mechanick Exercises or the Doctrine of Handy-Works” we now have two books with significant overlap in their content.
“The Art of Joinery” contains Moxon’s chapters on joinery, plus modern commentary. “Mechanick Exercises” contains all of Moxon’s chapters on handcrafts (including the joinery chapters). But no modern commentary.
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To reduce confusion and make our lives simpler, here is what we are going to do. We are taking “The Art of Joinery” out of print and giving away its content for free via pdf (much like “The Anarchist’s Workbench”) to everyone. You can download “The Art of Joinery” pdf free via this link. You don’t have to register or give up your email or anything. Just click and the pdf will download to your computer.
We have also reduced the price of the hardcover “The Art of Joinery” book to $20 (it was $31). When we sell out of the current stock, we will not reprint it. So if you ever wanted a physical copy of this book, this is the last chance to get it from us.
We hope this reduces any confusion about which book to buy. It makes us happier because we don’t want to sell you the same content twice. Plus it is one fewer SKU for us to manage in our warehouse.
— Christopher Schwarz