Category Archives: Anarchist’s Gift Guide

2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 5: Lie-Nielsen Dusting Brush

When Lie-Nielsen started selling this dusting brush (at the advice of David Chalesworth) I chuckled about it like when you see a guy wearing an ascot or pocket square. Then I used it, and I bought one immediately. Made with … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 4: WoundSeal Topical Powder

There are occasional times in the shop I gash myself pretty good. I know that I don’t need stitches, but I also don’t want to wait for an hour for the wound to stop bleeding and set up enough that … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 3: Tweezerman Tweezers

You need good tweezers (and sometimes a sharp X-Acto knife) to remove difficult splinters. I’ve tried a lot of brands. I’m sure there are some really high-end ones out there that I haven’t used, but the best commonly available ones … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 2: Two Cherries Carpenter’s Pencils

I wrote about these in August. They are still awesome and I still use them every chance I get. Why am I writing this, then? To tell you not to bother ordering them from the Two Cherries website. I ordered … Continue reading

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2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 1: Cork Sanding Block

Editor’s note: I usually start this gift guide in November, but November got away from me. Apologies. I started this guide after my kids began asking me what I wanted for Christmas. Some of the suggestions I gave them ($3 … Continue reading

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Two Cherries Carpenter Pencils

This will end up in the 2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, so consider this Christmas in August. I’m no carpenter, but I use carpenter pencils all the time for rough layout and (after planing them in half) for leveling the legs … Continue reading

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Anarchist’s Gift Guide Supplement No. 2: IKEA Tapes

Today I had to return to IKEA to buy some sheepskins to outfit the stick chairs I’m building, and I was stopped cold by one of the company’s displays. It was a bunch of 36” plastic flexible tapes, offered for … Continue reading

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