Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

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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The Anarchist’s Tool Chest in Massachusetts

Some of you have noted that I am canceling classes this year. The reason is that I need to stay home to help take care of some important family members, and this trend could continue for a few years. I … Continue reading

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How Big (or Little) is Your Chest?

A common bit of advice on building tool chests goes like this: “You should build the chest to fit your tools.” I’d like to amend that melba-toast statement to this: “You should build the chest to fit our tools.” Woodworking … Continue reading

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Buy My Tool Chest – and all the Tools in it

Here’s your chance to buy a completely finished and fitted Anarchist’s Tool Chest that is chock full of premium hand tools (more than $8,300 worth) – and help a great woodworking school in the process. Here’s the story: Last summer … Continue reading

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For Marilyn – Crabs or Grabs

  Marilyn of She Works Wood fame asked for a video that shows how the crab lock (aka grab lock) works. So here it is. This lock was made for this tool chest by blacksmith Peter Ross. Unlike many commercial … Continue reading

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