Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

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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Five Years Later: Tools in ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’ (Part 1)

I get a lot of questions about the specific tools I have in my chest. On the one hand, I resist answering the question. “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” was written to give you the ability to make those choices for … Continue reading

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200 Letterpress Posters Available

We have 200 signed letterpress posters for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” for sale in our store today. You can read details or order one here. I’m afraid we had to raise the price to $25 (which includes domestic shipping) to … Continue reading

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Cut the Cord, Part 2

Three things I avoid: debt, overhead and employees. That’s the mantra Lucy, John and I follow. And I probably should just end this blog entry right there. The practical side of running a small business like Lost Art Press plus … Continue reading

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Cut the Cord, Part 1

During the last five years, a lot of students, readers and friends have asked for advice on how to leave the corporate world – and avoid starvation in the process. When I get asked this question, I take a deep … Continue reading

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Lost Art (Vanity) Press

Note: This article is part of an occasional series of articles about the fifth anniversary of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” book. The previous entry in this series is here. As an employee of F+W Media Inc., I was required to … Continue reading

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Good News/Bad News on the Letterpress Posters

Sweet mother of murder I am tired of writing about these posters. I have concluded they are cursed and exist only to suck the life out of me. Bad news: Classic Hand Tools in the UK received its shipment of … Continue reading

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