Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

Hello, My Name is Ipe

The only thing that is tougher on my tools’ edges than ipe is students. — Christopher Schwarz, who has been grinding and sharpening all morning.

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Another Dang Dutch Chest (for a DVD) and the Lie-Nielsen Open House

Call me sick (or call me “cute as a button”) but I enjoy breaking down rough stock with a handsaw. Part of it is necessity. I don’t have a miter saw, and many boards I work with are outside their … Continue reading

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Dutch Tool Chest Meets the Anarchist’s Square

Woodworker Aaron Marshall took my Dutch Tool Chest class at The Woodwright’s School this week and added a slot in the shelf to hold his English Square, which is featured on the cover of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” The slot … Continue reading

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Bench Building: A Team Sport

Last night I dragged myself home after five days of building 16 workbenches at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. All of the benches turned out fantastic for two reasons: 1. Wonderful (yet inexpensive) material. We used Horizon Wood Product’s … Continue reading

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Hardware Choices for the Dutch Tool Chest

If you are building a Dutch Tool Chest, you have a number of good choices when it comes to the hardware. Here is some of the hardware I’ve had success with. Black Bear Forge. John Switzer, the blacksmith at Black … Continue reading

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Quick – 2 Spots Open in My Dutch Tool Chest Class

Because of some military redeployments, there are two spots open in my Dutch Tool Chest class at Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s School on June 18-20, 2014. If you can skip out of work (or are lucky enough to be an … Continue reading

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French Workbenches: Old and in the Birth Canal

Jameel Abraham at Benchcrafted has been scouting in Georgia to see if there’s enough massive old French oak to put on another French Oak Roubo Project (aka FORP) in fall 2015. Jameel’s account of his visit to Georgia with photos … Continue reading

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Chest vs. Car (Car Wins!)

When it comes to the issue of transporting a fully constructed Anarchist’s Tool Chest home, not every woodworker owns a truck. And even though the finished dimensions of the chest are easy to calculate, some people’s eyes are bigger than … Continue reading

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Anarchism (Very) Near the U.S. Capitol

One of the interesting aspects of the book “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” is how many of the readers are active members of the military, government officials or managers in huge internet corporations. I have lost count of the number of … Continue reading

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How the Pros Do it

When you read advertisements for woodworking classes, books and magazines, one of the selling points sounds something like this: “You’ll learn to work just like the pros do, with plenty of tips and articles from pros on how they build … Continue reading

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