Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

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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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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