Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

For 2015 (and this Weekend): The Knockdown Workbench

I’ve built a lot of knockdown workbenches in the last 15 years, but I’ve never been 100-percent happy with my knockdown mechanisms. The problem: barrel nuts, bedbolts or whatever you want to call the cross-locking nut. When installed, these things … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Tool Chest of Marco Terenzi

I keep every Anarchist’s Tool Chest photograph that readers have sent me through the years. I’ve seen my tool chest designs painted with flowers. I’ve seen it painted electric purple. With a Kleenex dispenser in the front wall. But that … Continue reading

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The Special Relationship

Jeff Burks has written here several times about the drinking habits of 17th- and 18th-century woodworkers viz. they used to work like the devil all day and then spend all of their hard-earned largesse on gin (known as “mother’s ruin” … Continue reading

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The ‘New Anarchist’ Tool Chests

Asking a newly minted woodworker to build an Anarchist Tool Chest in five days is about like asking them to grow a tail. During a five-day class, most students are working on the lid when we run out of time. … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones and Naked Gnats

In our household, we have offered the following guideline to our young girls: Words are not weapons. The only way that words can hurt you is if you let them hurt you. So, as you can imagine, we allow complete … Continue reading

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2015: Lots of Chests, Lots of Countries

If you want to build a tool chest or a workbench in 2015 with the assistance of a sasquatch (me), 2015 could be the year. I have just about finished lining up all my classes for next year. While it … Continue reading

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Another Greenville, Another Magic Mart

People gripe about traveling abroad, especially for work. I don’t get it. Here is how it’s done. 1. Take yourself on a “date.” Jet lag is easy to conquer with modern chemistry. I tell people that I give myself a … Continue reading

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