“The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” is now available in a completely DRM-free format for your iPad, iPhone, Nook or other reader that can read .epub files.
The price of the ePub version is $16. A Kindle edition will be released shortly. Click here to order the ePub version.
This is exactly the same book – same words, photos and drawings – we have been offering since June 2011. But with the ePub version you will be able to search the entire book, write electronic notes in the margins, change the font size and (of course) carry it with you anywhere on an electronic reader.
Unlike many ePub files, we chose to make ours without DRM – the acronym for “digital rights management.” Many ePub files with DRM are a pain to use. You might have to be connected to the Internet to read the book (that stinks on an airplane), or you can be restricted from copying the file for backup, or even simply copying and pasting passages from the book.
Frankly, DRM doesn’t jibe well with the philosophy of the book or its author.
So what is “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” about?
“The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” paints a world where woodworking tools are at the center of an ethical life filled with creating furniture that will last for generations.
Author Christopher Schwarz makes the case that you can build almost anything with a kit of less than 50 high-quality tools, and he shows you how to select real working tools, regardless of their vintage or brand name. “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” will guide you in building a proper chest for your toolkit following the ancient rules that have been forgotten or ignored.
Schwarz argues that woodworking is a rare and radical act in today’s age of cheap, mass-manufacturing and wasteful consumption. He uses the word “anarchist” to describe individuals who “work with their hands, own their tools, and seek to live in a world where making something (anything) is the goal of each day.”
Building a chest and filling it with the right tools just might be the best thing you can do to save our craft.
Note for international customers: You can send $16 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will process your order from there.