Author Archives: Chris Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

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

‘A Bad Influence’

Every time I teach at Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s School,” he gives me a rash of crap for two things: my waterstones and my plastic, pressurized plant sprayer that I use to moisten my stones. He now begrudgingly ignores my … Continue reading

Posted in Woodworking Classes | 15 Comments

6 Tools for Sale ALL SOLD

To keep this sale civil and smooth, please, please, please read this with care before sending me a note about buying any tools. If you subscribe to our blog via e-mail, click through to the page to see if the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Thank You ‘Book of Plates’

Whether or not you purchase “l’Art du Menuisier: The Book of Plates” makes no difference to me personally. I have my copy, and it is making my woodworking life more interesting. Today I finished up the first edit of the … Continue reading

Posted in Roubo Translation, To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation | 4 Comments

Let’s Purge Our Tools Together

Because of the traveling and writing I do, I end up with tools I do not want or need. It makes me a little nuts. Some of this is people who give me excess tools and say: “Find a needy … Continue reading

Posted in Products We Sell | 28 Comments

Lost Art Press Now Ships Priority Mail

All Lost Art Press books now ship via USPS Priority Mail, which arrives anywhere in the United States in one to three business days. From a practical standpoint, this means you can order Lost Art Press books up until Dec. … Continue reading

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The Just Reward of Labor

The proper, legitimate, and just reward of labor. Security of person and property. The greatest practicable amount of freedom to each individual. Economy in the production and uses of wealth. To open the way for each individual to the possession … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest | 18 Comments

The Aumbry Makes the Cover

The aumbry from the upcoming “Furniture of Necessity” book is featured on the cover of the February 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which will mail to subscribers later this month. My article discusses the history of the aumbry and … Continue reading

Posted in Furniture of Necessity | 18 Comments