Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

ATC Interview, Part II

Author’s Note: This is the second of a three-part interview with Chris about the Anarchist’s Tool Chest, which is nearing its fifth anniversary. If you missed the first part of the conversation, you can read it here. — Brian Clites, … Continue reading

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Changes Inside my Chest

You weren’t supposed to build the tool chest in “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” It’s a metaphor. A conceit. A Trojan something or another. I did my homework before I built it. I still have all that research piled into folders … Continue reading

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ATC Interview, Part I

That is where it will begin: People making things for themselves that clearly outclass the mas-manufactured junk. Continue reading

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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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