We have just received seven pallets of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” at our Indiana warehouse. We have had a lot of inquiries from customers as to when it would arrive. So here’s your answer: today.
Like most manufacturing businesses, we have been fighting supply chain problems. We strive to never have our books go out of stock. But because of a lot of wild coincidences, this book took eight weeks to print instead of four.
This is our 13th press run of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” It is our bestselling book and every copy sold helps make Lost Art Press stronger. So thank you – all of you.
— Christopher Schwarz
9 thoughts on “‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’ Back in Stock”
How many colors has the ATC been?
Three. The first two press runs were in “Prairie Wheat.” Then black for a few press runs. We did one press run in red at the five-year anniversary. And then back to black.
My carcase is done and painted with the first two coats. The runners are installed and I’m starting the tills. My copy of the ATC now contains all sorts of marginal notes, having been read many times. I’ll begin tackling the projects in the design book soon after completing and stocking the chest.
Great book. Insightful exploration of a worthwhile topic. This chest continues to be my therapy tool as I battle the after-effects of COVID which came three months after my lung transplantation.
I am an enthusiastic reader of LAP books.
Your printer could be an Anarchist…
This book is 100%, single-handedly, not-an-exaggeration responsible for (re)kindling my love of and interest in woodworking. I was a cabinet maker for a decade in my younger days and cared not a whit about it, but picked this up, rather at random, at the library in my post-doc days (2011?), and it changed my life. The voice in this book spoke to me in new ways about the craft (and also, absolutely truthfully, in the character of Nick Offerman – this may also be a hint/request/suggestion for an audio version). I have no doubt it’s done the same for many. Thank you, Chris, for bringing this gem into the world. So happy to see it (already) in its 13th generation!
After the red run me thinks you must have been listening to some AC/DC.
You created something very special in that book. It speaks to people, even the one straight arrow woodworker ATC offended so much that he returned the book. Personally I think ATC is as important a book as “Make a Chair from a Tree” and “Country Woodworking”; but that’s just my opinion. I do know that it started literally thousands of people down the slippery slope of hand tool woodworking. No wonder it is in its thirteenth printing.
I got ATC for christmas. Great book. Also interesting to see the difference in writing style from the Anarchists workbench which I read at the same time. The book was also a great companion to the Swedish journalist (and trained cabinet maker) Erik Aje Almqvist book “Hammare & Spik – bygga möbler med inspiration av Enzo Mari” (Hammer & Nail, building furniture inspired by Enzo Mari). Two books that fires salvos against consumerism and preaches that you can furnish your own home.
A fine book . I am making a few of these chests to transport my tools and other gear by sea from Oz to the UK . Most of the timber are beautiful , recycled , now rare pieces , such as Australian Cedar , Silky Oak , Red Ironbark , New Zealand Kauri etc . , bits that I salvaged during my years as a restoration carpenter and can’t bear to give away or leave here in Oz . Roll on the vaccinations , I need to get back and see my family .
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