Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

Anarchist’s Tool Chest Update 3: Lid

  Editor’s note: As promised, Christopher Schwarz and I are writing a series of blog entries that explain how we have improved the construction process for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” during the last nine years (and several hundred chests).   … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 39 Comments

Anarchist’s Tool Chest Update 2: Bottom & Skirt

Editor’s note: As promised, Megan Fitzpatrick and I are writing a series of blog entries that explain how we have improved the construction process for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” during the last nine years (and several hundred chests). When I … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Anarchist’s Tool Chest Update 1: Dovetails

Editor’s note: As promised, Megan Fitzpatrick and I are writing a series of blog entries that explain how we have improved the construction process for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” during the last nine years (and several hundred chests). First, let’s … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 28 Comments

Back in Stock: ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’ (and a Bad Idea)

We now have “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” back in stock in our Indiana warehouse. This is the 12th printing of this little 6” x 9” book, which allowed me to quit my corporate job and has helped fund all of … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 56 Comments

OK, You Can Stay

Anyone who has read “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” or worked in my shop knows that I dislike French-fitted cubbyholes for tools. I prefer my tools to roam free and migrate amongst my tills as they rise and fall in importance … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 26 Comments

‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’ Available in German

Thanks to two industrious woodworkers, “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” has become our first book to be translated into another language. Titled “Die Werkzeugkiste des Anarchisten,” the book is published by HolzWerken and is now available for sale. It was translated … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

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

Posted in The Anarchist's Design Book, The Anarchist's Tool Chest, Uncategorized | 33 Comments