Last night I uploaded the files for the third press run of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” to our printing company. Production began this morning (our printer works crazy hours, too).
As mentioned earlier, this press run of the book will contain an index at the back. This is the index developed by Suzanne “Minion” Ellison, and actually is fun to read. In addition to the traditional index, Suzanne also developed an index to all the photos in the book, a list of people mentioned in the text and two pages of quotes from the book that she thought were notable.
I laid out the pages for the index this weekend and got to use some photographs in it I have been eager to publish – these are pictures I took of John Sindelar’s collection this spring. (No, my high-resolution photos of the naked mermaid brace are not among them. If you want a naked mermaid brace, drop me a line. I know the guy who makes them.)
You can download the formatted and picture-laden index using the link below. If you are especially anal retentive you can cut out the pages, bind them and carefully affix them to the back of the book.
Suzanne prepared this index out of the goodness of her heart. But lest you think us ungrateful, I sent her the walnut English Layout Square that I built while on Roy Underhill’s show “The Woodwright’s Shop.” I learned that tip from Minion Fancy magazine.
In addition to the index, the new press run will have a few minor typo corrections that slipped though the second printing, and I tweaked a paragraph to the section on plow planes to reinforce a couple of my original points. Nothing earthshaking.
Also, the linen cover and the stamp will be a different color. Books from this press run will be for sale in about four weeks (same price). We are likely to run out of copies of the second printing in about two weeks if sales continue at this clip. Just FYI.
— Christopher Schwarz