Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

Retailers for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

After a crisis involving the endsheets in “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” we are back on track with the production process and the book is expected to be released on time in late February or early March. Just a reminder that … Continue reading

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Avoid This Disaster with Hide Glue

The only time I feel like I’m a Deep South Bible salesman is when I try to convince people of the merits of hide glue. I’ve spent years honing my case for this glue, which is perfectly designed for furniture … Continue reading

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Loose Ends: Upcoming Lost Art Press Projects

With “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years” at the printer, John and I are working on stuff to fill out the next five months when we aren’t eating bonbons and getting pedicures. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Every Chest Deserves Paint

Every time I build a tool chest for a customer or during a class, someone asks me this question: Why are you going to paint over all those beautiful dovetails? My answer: Because it’s the best finish for a tool … Continue reading

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Nothing Special

Sometimes I think this is important to say so that beginners can hear: It does not take much natural talent to become a highly skilled woodworker. During the last 10 years I’ve taught a lot of students all over the … Continue reading

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Sold: A Special Anarchist’s Tool Chest

Note: The chest has been sold. Thank you. This is a dumb idea. But next week I am filming construction of a full-size Anarchist’s Tool Chest for an upcoming DVD with Popular Woodworking and am offering the finished chest for … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About American Anarchism

What is anarchism? There are as many flavors of anarchism as there are anarchists. So the only broad definition I will offer is that it is “against the state.” Unlike modern European anarchism, American anarchism is a pretty peaceful affair … Continue reading

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