The second printing of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” has arrived at our
capacious climate-controlled warehouse shed. This delivery went much smoother than first delivery, which involved rain, an angry teamster and a throbbing groin muscle.
Still, this delivery was 6,000 pounds of books that I had to move box-by-box into our storage shed before the inevitable afternoon rain. But I am happy to report that no groins were injured during the loading procedure.
Of course, the only reason you have read this far – past two mentions of my “groin” nonetheless – is because you are wondering when the second printing will start shipping out to customers.
The answer: soon. We have about 100 copies of the first printing left. Once those are exhausted, we’ll start shipping the second printing. When that occurs, I’ll post a short note here on the blog.
Also, some news on the leather-bound editions: We have some customers who have been a little slow to pay on the leather-bound editions of the first printing, so we are also a little slow in sorting out the waiting list for that book. We will get it figured out in short order. If you are on the waiting list, you will hear from us – one way or another.
And more leather-bound news: The second printing is now at Ohio Book for binding. We chose a pebbled black leather with silver lettering – just like the second leather edition of “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker.”
Speaking of “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker,” this week I am teaching 14 students how to build the schoolbox from that book at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, Conn. I’ll be posting photos and video on the class this week.
— Christopher Schwarz