Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

The English Layout Square Describes a Circle

One of the tropes in journalism is to bring a story full circle in the last paragraph. It’s called the “kicker” or the “kick” and it is supposed to leave the reader amused, saddened or something. The following story has … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Christmas!

This chest is a close reproduction of a traditional joiner’s tool chest. Chris designed the chest and constructed the box portion during a course he taught with us several years ago. I (Jim Tolpin) finished it by building the lid … Continue reading

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100 More ‘Anarchist’s Tool Chest’ Posters in Stock

We have finally figured out how many letterpress “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” posters we have left in stock after shipping out all of the last batch. And after replacing damaged ones. And replacing the damaged replacements. We have 100 we … Continue reading

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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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