I’ve completed the last new project chapter for the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Now, I need to clean up the new chapters that are related to design and shop mentality and the writing will be complete.
Briony Morrow-Cribbs is working on the copperplate etchings, and I am now figuring out how to stitch the new book together so it flows well and makes sense. We are on track to have the revised edition out by the end of the year.
In the meantime, here is a new chapter that owners of the first edition may download for free. It’s a chapter on a low boarded bench.
I Greco-Roman wrestled with myself over whether to include this chapter. The project is beyond simple – the only joints are the nails. The bench itself is the opposite of fine furniture. But after building five or six of these benches, I concluded that they have some important lessons to teach – lessons that some of us skip.
You can download the new chapter here:
And what would a blog post be without caveats? Here they are:
- This is a rough draft. It might contain typos or small factual errors. If you see one, please point it out in the comments. If you want to edit my “tone,” then you must first build a time machine, travel back to 1981 Arkansas and stop Mrs. Hatfield from teaching me to write.
- The drawing is a CAD rendering. Briony’s will be gorgeous and handmade.
- And yes, the chapter’s comment on farts is true.
I am thrilled to be done building the six new projects for this book (though I really wanted to include an additional four that would have spawned a trilogy).
— Christopher Schwarz
Here are links to the other new chapters: