Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

Now Shipping: The Red Edition of ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’

To mark the fifth anniversary of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” we have published a single run of 4,000 of these books with a red cloth cover instead of the usual black. We have been shipping the red cover to our … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Workbench

This is an excerpt from “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz.  Workbench I have written two books on workbenches that agonize over the details of joinery, wood selection, vises and so on. But if you don’t want to buy … Continue reading

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Tools in ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest:’ Part 5, Miscellaneous Bits

This last entry in this series will focus on the remainder of tools I have in my chest today. Most of them have to do with making holes and filling them. Boring Tools While I had great affection for my … Continue reading

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Advice Needed on the Forum

I went out of town for one weekend and it seems like the forum exploded while I was gone. A lot of advice is what people are after. Remember, if you have a question about our products, procedures in our books … Continue reading

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Tools in ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest:’ Part 3, Marking & Measuring

I have a terrible weakness for marking and measuring tools. Even though most of my work eschews hitting a particular number, I am a sucker for squares, knives and marking gauges. Let’s start with squares. Squares I have three Starrett … Continue reading

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Tools in ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest:’ Part 2-1/2, Frame Saws

I don’t know why my brain refused to acknowledge the two frame saws in my chest while I was writing part 2 of this series. So here’s part 2-1/2 of the series on my coping saw and fretsaw. Ah, now … Continue reading

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Tools in ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest:’ Part 2, Saws

Though my days of teaching woodworking might be over, the process has left its mark on the tools I use. During the last 10 years, I made changes to my tool set to make it less intimidating to my students. … Continue reading

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