Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

OK, I’ll go First

When “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” was released in 2011, I caught flack from people saying I didn’t know squat about anarchism. (It’s interesting to note that none of the assailants were anarchists.) I know that the word “anarchist” stirs a … Continue reading

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The Illiterate Light

When I finish writing a book, I send the manuscript to about a dozen people for comment, criticism and a typo hunt (and yet mistakes are like weeds). With “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” about half the reviewers made a similar … Continue reading

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Three New Upcoming DVDs

Because I’m not teaching anytime in the near future (and because I quite enjoy eating), I have time to film three new DVDs with the crew at Popular Woodworking Magazine. The first one, which we begin filming Monday morning, is … Continue reading

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The Travelling Anarchist’s Tool Chest Contents: No 9, Bob’s Tools

I hear of good people sending Chris tools to help young makers. Most of us have too many tools; I am still buying tools at 66 and giving lots away to students and friends. It’s a great gift, something you … Continue reading

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The Travelling Anarchist’s Tool Chest Contents: No. 10, Bench Planes

This will be Political. Bench planes always are. I have, I must admit, asked Matthew at Workshop Heaven to donate here. I will, where I can afford it, buy tools in, like the panel saws and see if I can … Continue reading

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The Travelling Anarchist’s Tool Chest Contents: Hammers

I know, we all know about hammers. When I earned cash dismantling exhibitions at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London in 1978 the deal was this: We meet at this pub on Sunday night at 9 p.m., each of us … Continue reading

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Traveling Anarchist Tool Chest and Contents No. 5: Measuring Tools

LUCKY WINNER Boy… the lucky person who wins this tool chest is going to get a treat. Not only a great historic chest made by Chris Schwarz. This one of the very last chests he is making with students for … Continue reading

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