Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Design Book

‘The Anarchist’s Workbench.’ For Free. Forever.

At first glance, the workbench in “The Anarchist’s Workbench” appears to be almost identical to the bench I built in 2005, which has shown up in a number of magazines and books. It’s chunky, made from yellow pine and the … Continue reading

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Back in Stock: ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

After numerous production delays, which I will blame on the mole people instead of the pandemic, “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Revised Edition” is now back in stock and shipping from our warehouse. This is the fifth printing of the book, … Continue reading

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Design Book Out of Stock & Other Updates

We’ve run out of copies of “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition.”  We ordered enough to last us two years, but they lasted only four months. We ordered a new press run on April 17 and should have our stock … Continue reading

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Hand-forged Tool Chest Hardware

We got our hands on a set of new hardware for the “Anarchist’s Tool Chest” (or any large chest, really) from Orion Henderson at Horton Brasses – he’s calling it “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest – Reforged” – because it is … Continue reading

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Reason Enough to Ream

The historical record is pretty clear. When it comes to chair joinery in vernacular furniture, most of the tenons and mortises are cylindrical. The most likely reason for this is you need only simple tools: a brace and bit to … Continue reading

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Before You Can Write Music…

This week we will begin selling laser-cut templates for the Staked Armchair in “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition,” and I have received more than a few raised eyebrows and cutting remarks about the templates. After all, isn’t this a … Continue reading

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‘The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition’ Now Shipping

Our warehouse has begun shipping out copies of “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition.” If you placed a pre-publication order, you will be notified when the book goes out. There were a lot of pre-publication orders, so it might take … Continue reading

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‘Anarchist’s Design Book’ Shipping Soon

Our printer has shipped “The Anarchist’s Design Book: Expanded Edition” from its docks and it is en route to our warehouse in Indiana. After it arrives, employees will insert an errata sheet into each copy and mail out all the … Continue reading

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Errata: Staked Low Stool in ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

While building the Staked Low Stool this weekend during a class, I discovered a significant keystroke error in my text. I also noticed an inconsistency between the cutting list and the text. So yesterday I rebuilt the stool to confirm … Continue reading

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New in Store: ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’ Expanded Edition

You can now place a pre-publication order for the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” The book is in the hands of the printer and should be complete in early January. If you place a pre-publication order before January, … Continue reading

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