To make things easier for you, I’ve collected all of the supplemental information I’ve released for “The Anarchist’s Design Book” (so far) into a pdf with a short introduction and an appendix on making your own seat templates.
This is available as a free download to anyone who has purchased “The Anarchist’s Design Book” anywhere in the world. We’re on the “Honorable Tortoise” system here. Don’t download it if you haven’t bought the book.
I’ve arranged all these pages into a book that you take to any “print on demand” service to print and bind it as a book for you. You can also download the color cover for it. Here are the links:
You have my express permission to print out a personal copy or two for yourself. If you sell them, however, I will phone the tortoise.
Here’s what’s in the 70-page supplement:
- A short introduction to the sometimes drug-addled world of chairmaking
- A chapter on building a Staked High Stool
- A chapter on building a Staked Armchair
- An appendix on making your own seat patterns for the chair.
I hope you find this information easy to use and interesting.
The next project is a settle chair, which I have been sketching for months now. Like all good chairs, it has a secret code I need to crack that will make building it a cinch.
By the way, our next tool at Crucible Tool will be a Chairmaker’s Decoder Ring.
— Christopher Schwarz