Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Design Book

New Chapter: Boarded Low Bench

I’ve completed the last new project chapter for the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Now, I need to clean up the new chapters that are related to design and shop mentality and the writing will be complete. Briony … Continue reading

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New Chapter: Staked Low Stool

We sold out of copies of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” this week, so the pressure is on to complete the expanded edition as soon as possible. To that end, I have just completed the first draft of the chapter on … Continue reading

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New Chapter: The Island of Misfit Designs

While the projects and techniques in “The Anarchist’s Design Book” are the backbone of the work, I quite enjoy writing the chapters that are woven between the projects. For the forthcoming expansion of the book I’ve written a bushel of … Continue reading

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New Chapter: Mule Chest

I’ve finished the first rough draft of the chapter on the Mule Chest for the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” This chapter is offered as a free download for those who already own the book. The chapter is … Continue reading

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Weird Nail Tales

I wrote about the following trick to reduce splitting when nailing in “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Since then, I’ve caught flack from people who say it’s not true. So much so that I’ve been doubting my own shop experience. Here’s … Continue reading

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‘Glue Size’ – What is it? How Does it Work?

You can greatly increase the strength of a woodworking joint by “sizing the joint” or employing “glue size.” But what the heck do those terms mean? And how does the process work? The word “size” as it relates to an … Continue reading

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Boarded Tool Chest After 50 Months of Abuse

As I revise and expand “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” I’m also examining the pieces I built for it five years ago to see if I can learn anything to improve them. The Boarded Tool Chest in Chapter 15 is one … Continue reading

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