Only in Port Townsend


This morning I walked to a coffee shop in Port Townsend, Wash., to jolt myself awake. And as the barista handed me my cup he looked at my shirt.

“Is that ‘A’ for ‘anarchy?’” he asked.

“Why yes it is,” I replied, forgetting I was wearing an “Anarchist’s Tool Chest” shirt below my hoodie.

“It also could be for ‘anonymous,’” the barista added.

I wish.

The square on the cover of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” is a cute little thing, and it shows up in surprising places, the wall of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Rwanda and in students’ tool boxes.

Yesterday, one of the students, Bill, pulled out a set of them that were graduated in size. All of them had different details and joinery. Very cool.

— Christopher Schwarz


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10 Responses to Only in Port Townsend

  1. jverreault says:

    Well, if you are going to practice making “them” then they might as well be useful and fine looking too boot.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Hopefully we’ll cross paths this weekend at the festival.

  3. joemcglynn says:

    You’d probably get that same comment at any coffee shop in Santa Cruz.

  4. 1961sg says:

    Didn’t you once post your dividers logo hat got you a Mason discount? I bet you could get a free beer for being an anarchist out there.

  5. Greg Merritt says:

    Great looking squares! I wonder how many anarchists can follow the same path before we are considered conformists?

  6. tetlow says:

    Anonymous? You could start wearing a Guy Fawkes mask when instructing classes.

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