Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

On Chisels

Can You Help us Find a Winner? Chris Schwarz came here this summer and made this wonderful tool chest. He sells these in America for $4,000 which is a pretty fair price. We are offering this chest a s prize … Continue reading

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Win a Traveling Anarchist’s Tool Chest (and the Tools)

People ask me what I do with all the tool chests I’ve built while teaching classes during the last five years. The quick answer: I sell them, of course. Sometimes I’ll sell a partially completed shell for $300 to $500. … Continue reading

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Last Class (for Now)

If you donated tools, time or money to our hand tool immersion class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, I have two things to tell you: Every one of the 17 students walked away with a tool chest that … Continue reading

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If I Could Give Every Woodworker One Tool…

The goals for the first day of the “Hand Tool Immersion 101” class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking were simple: Sharpen a 1/2” chisel to perfection. Sharpen and set up a block plane so it could take fine, … Continue reading

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Bedtime for the Baby Anarchists

Though I’ve taught at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking for almost a decade, I’ve never been there after dark. It’s a bit like running into a familiar school teacher in an unfamiliar place, like the grocery store. When I … Continue reading

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Kansas City Here We Come

I may have chopped off one of my favorite fingers on Monday, but not even that could keep me away from Woodworking in America 2015. Chris’s three classes on staked furniture, workbenches and back irons are, respectively, just the tip … Continue reading

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We Are Equally Crappy

Your innate intelligence, your achievements in the corporate world and the number of degrees you have earned at university won’t help you much at the bench when you start woodworking. To be sure, some people have some natural dexterity (I … Continue reading

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