Handbook “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires

“Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires, according to Christopher Schwarz one of the most detailed studies ever written about an active hand-tool culture, will be newly translated and expect to release by the end of 2015.

“It really is like stepping back into the 17th or 18th century. Viires dedicated his life to recording this vanishing Baltic culture and recording their tools, processes and products.”

Ants Viires, the pioneering Estonian ethnographer and author of “Woodworking in Estonia,” died on March 18, according to friends and family.

At the time of his death, Lost Art Press was actively preparing an all-new translation of the landmark “Woodworking in Estonia,” which Roy Underhill listed in 2011 as one of his three favorite woodworking books.

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