Woodworking blogger Ben Lowery has published a nice review of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” I met Ben at the Woodworker’s Showcase in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this year. Nice guy. I don’t recall bribing him.
My favorite part of his review:
As the (soon to be former) editor of one of the more popular woodworking magazines, I think it takes some testicular fortitude to say straight out that it would be better for most folks to limit their toolset and buy tools that you only have to buy once. He does include some power tools in the margins, things that will make life easier, but not the standard table saw. The shop as described is much more centered around the workbench, not the power equipment. The powered gear exists like a shop apprentice of old, dealing with the drudgery of dimensioning rough lumber.
If you would like to read the full review, click here.
Also, we are ordering a second press run of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” today. Customer demand surprised us, and we were optimistic when we ordered our first press run. If you care about getting a first edition of the book, you should order in the next four weeks.
We also are going to order another batch of 26 book blocks and do a second run of leather editions of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” If you are on the waiting list, I’ll be contacting you shortly to see if you want the new edition. You will have first dibs on the new edition.
For the rest of you, if you want a copy of the new leather edition, hold tight for a few days. We’ll be accepting orders starting at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, July 6.
— Christopher Schwarz