Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Design Book

More Supplemental Material for ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

To make things easier for you, I’ve collected all of the supplemental information I’ve released for “The Anarchist’s Design Book” (so far) into a pdf with a short introduction and an appendix on making your own seat templates. This is … Continue reading

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FAQ: Expanded Edition of ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

I am at work on adding five or six chapters to “The Anarchist’s Design Book” for an expanded edition that we will release in the future. Several customers have asked how this will work. Here are the answers. Q: What … Continue reading

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Another Free Chapter and More Free Psychoses

You can now download a free pdf of my Staked Armchair project if you have purchased a copy of “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” This download is given on the honor system. If you already own this book, no harm will … Continue reading

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Make Chair Templates

When I took my first class in making Welsh stick chairs in 2003, the instructor asked if we wanted to trace his seat and arm templates. It would be fair to say that John (the other guy in the class) … Continue reading

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First New Chapter: Staked High Stool

Since June, I’ve been working on a book-publishing project that has ripped up my insides. I can’t talk about it yet – maybe in the next week or so – but the fallout has been odd. Each day, after 10 to … Continue reading

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The Weed Stick Chair

I have accused the red oak species, Quercus rubra, of being a weed. It is overused in kitchen construction here in North America, it has a barfy pink cast when finished with modern film finishes and it is usually flat … Continue reading

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The Acceptance Speech

Whenever I finish an important project, I feel I should give a cheesy “acceptance speech” like you see for awards programs (“I’d like to thank all the world’s mentally defective sea turtles…”). Though my speech (said quietly to myself) always … Continue reading

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