Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

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

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Your Local Digital Pub

This fall, Lost Art Press will add a discussion forum. The “digital pub” will be a space for readers to converse, share photographs of LAP-inspired builds and ask questions related to hand-tool skills, books and life in the craft. When … Continue reading

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Another 16 Tool Chests are Born (It was a Difficult Labour)

When people who teach woodworking get together for a beer, there is an inevitable discussion that is about as fruitful as the pins-first or tail-first dovetail debate. Here’s the teachers’ debate: Should woodworking classes focus on building skills or instead … Continue reading

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Tool Chest for New An@%*#!$ (Free Download)

Tomorrow morning I start a class I’ve been waiting a long time to teach through the New English Workshop: “The Tool Chest for New Anarchists.” It’s a low-cost class (I don’t think either N.E.W. nor I am making a dime … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Some day I will count up all the tool chests that I have built and those that have been built during classes I’ve taught. In the meantime, here’s an important thing I’ve observed when building tool chests. I can build … Continue reading

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New, New, New

“New, new, new, just for the sake of newness, for the sake of the sales’ curve, in order to make people throw away the old things before they have served their time. Not so long ago we looked for a … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Tool Chest at Handworks (Natch)

This photo is kind of difficult to interpret. The big chest is 1:4 scale (about 9” long). The small one is 1:10. It is Marco Terenzi’s work, of course. Both will be at Handworks this weekend, along with so much … Continue reading

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