Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Design Book

‘The Peasantry is Unimportant’

One of the ideas that’s been crashing around in my head for years is that vernacular furniture – what I call the “furniture of necessity” – is divorced, separate and independent from the high styles of furniture that crowd the … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Black-stained Pages on ‘Anarchist’s Design Book’

We just ordered the third printing of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and decided to omit the black staining of the book block for this and future printings. Though we love the look, it is incredibly expensive, tricky to do and … Continue reading

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Uncivil Engineering

This is an excerpt from “The Anarchist’s Design Book” by Christopher Schwarz. On the outside, we are all different organisms. Different hair, skin, weight, height, clothes and surface decorations (tattoos, makeup, scars). These differences tell others our age, gender, wealth and place … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Let Me Be Understood

Handworks 2017 was a blur of faces, handshakes and hugs with people I haven’t seen in ages. It also was a chance to meet a new crop of hard-core woodworkers, people in their 20s who are determined and talented – … Continue reading

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New Prints of Expansive Bits

Editor’s Note: Briony Morrow-Cribbs, who illustrated “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” has just completed a run of 50 letterpress prints on the evolution of the expansive bit for a client. As part of the process, she has 50 prints to sell. … Continue reading

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Download Plans for the Staked High Stool

Several people have asked to purchase plans for the staked high stool design I’ve been refining for the expanded “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” My answer: No, I won’t sell you the plans, but you can have them for nothing. Here … Continue reading

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April 10: The Last Day to Order Copperplate Prints

The last day to order a handmade copperplate print from “The Anarchist’s Design Book” is April 10. After that, artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs will get to work making the prints one at a time. The prints are $110 each. The complete … Continue reading

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