Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

Publisher of woodworking books and DVDs specializing in hand tool techniques.

‘By Hound & Eye’ Now Available for Pre-publication Orders

Domestic customers can now order a copy of the “By Hound & Eye” workbook and receive a free instant download of the pdf of the entire book. The book itself will ship about Sept. 25, 2015. But you can enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in By Hand & Eye | 7 Comments

Marco Terenzi Interview from 2015

After Marco Terenzi completed his quarter-scale replica of my “Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” Paul Mayon of the New English Workshop conducted this short interview about the making of the chest. He interviewed Marco and then (briefly) me about the chest. While … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Woodworking Classes | 2 Comments

Can You Help with our H.O. Studley DVD?

We are working like mad to finish up a DVD on the H.O. Studley tool cabinet and workbench so it can be released at Woodworking in America in late September. We’ve hit a little snag, and we hope you can … Continue reading

Posted in Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley | 6 Comments

A Quick Guide to Dictum’s ‘Roman’ Nails

Andy, who is studying woodworking in Germany, alerted me to the fact that Dictum also sells the Roman-style nail sold by Objects of Use and Rivierre Nail Factory. These nails are sold under the brand “Sonstige” but appear identical to … Continue reading

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‘Forged’ Forged Nails Available

This post is bound to anger some and delight others. Oh well. I just work here. While in England earlier this month, a student came in with a curious bag of nails that his parents had bought him as a … Continue reading

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Almost Done: ‘By Hound & Eye’

Since returning home Saturday I have been pushing hard to get “By Hound & Eye” to the printer so we will have it out in time for Woodworking in America – yes, we are attending, and yes we will have … Continue reading

Posted in By Hand & Eye | 26 Comments

Did the Router Beget the Handplane?

At any idle moment, I dive into editing our massive Charles H. Hayward project. Unfortunately, I am the bottleneck in this project. Megan Fitzpatrick has edited the entire thing and entered most of her changes, but I am far behind … Continue reading

Posted in Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker, Handplanes | 20 Comments