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A couple readers have pointed out a problem with page 81 of “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use” (Popular Woodworking Books).

The two columns of text on that page were transposed during the layout process, and I didn’t catch the mistake before we went to the printer. All the text is there, and the story will make sense if you read the right column of text first and then the left.

Of course, that’s not a good solution in my book (pun intended).

So I’ve prepared a corrected page that you can download, print out and stick in the book if you like. The page is in pdf format. If anyone else has any errors they have spotted, please e-mail them to me and I’ll see that they are corrected in future editions (assuming that there are future editions).

NewPage81rev2.pdf (906.22 KB)

Sorry for the mistake.

– Christopher Schwarz

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  • Dennis

    In the immortal words of Roseanne Roseannadanna: "It just goes to show you, it’s always something!"

  • Ian Smith

    The original first edition, complete with transposed text on page 81, will be a collectors item one day. Pulses will quicken when collectors turn to page 81 and find the defect. Yes! I’ve found one! An original copy with a transposed page 81!

    Maybe, maybe not. But I’ll be holding on to my copy just in case. :^) Thanks for letting us know Chris.


  • Christopher Schwarz

    Well, that’s just one page. You can download the entire first chapter for free here:


  • Scott

    Clever! Now those of us who haven’t ordered a copy yet have a preview of what we’re in for. You’re like a woodworking crack dealer, Schwarz! You give us a little taste to get us hooked, and soon we’re all strung out on your product. Well played.

  • Ron

    Oh man is that a relief! I hit that page about a day ago and reread it several times knowing something was amiss but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Lucky for me there are plenty of pictures for distraction.

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